February 25, 2018 Children's Equipment - Mobility and Support
Platform configured to provide lower height
Platform in raised configuration
ReTurn in normal use for comparison
The ReTurn aid is used both for transfer of children from a sitting position, but also as a physio aid to stretch their ligaments and improve posture. The users come in all sizes, with corresponding differences in their support wheelchair and school chairs.
The requirement was to provide an adjustable height modification to the ReTurn aid, including heel support to help promote a flat footed posture.
On trials, it was determined that only two different heights would be required. A nesting set of two block platforms was developed, attached to the ReTurn platform via a cross hatched Velcro scheme to allow fore, aft, and lateral adjustments without the need to ensure the male and female strips where aligned on top of one another.
In the stacked configuration, dowels force correct location, and two over-centre clamps ensure rigidity.
The back plate is removable, both to allow ease of use, but also to accommodate the 180 degree placement of the upper platform when stacked.
Two eyehole brackets and clamps provided to allow the standard restraint strap to located higher when the block platform was in use.
Berkshire Panel Job BK2018/03.