Monday, December 16, 2013

Unusual projects at the AT Lab

The Assistive Technology Lab is no stranger to unusual projects. Since disabilities are very unique to individuals due to many factors, devices often need to be modified to work for the user.
The modified stairlift chair  with an extended headrest.
The modified stairlift chair 
with an extended headrest.

Last week, the AT Lab took on this project for a 13-year-old girl who is six feet tall. She uses a stairlift at home, but the chair she was using didn't have a high enough headrest. This resulted in a few head bumps. 

The solution was an extended headrest that was welded onto the back of the chair.

Clay Christensen, AT Lab Coordinator, said, "It was a tricky project, but it will really make a difference for this individual." 

The adapted headrest will  support the individual's head.
The adapted headrest will
support the individual's head.

Do you have a project for the AT Lab? Call 435-797-0699 ext. 1 to see how we can help!

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