The client was a double leg amputee and to shower he needed a larger area to manoeuvre on than is available with a normal shower chair. Whatever was developed needed to fold up to maximise the limited space in the bathroom.
The bathroom was already equipped with a shower chair, which folded up against the wall. The chair back and plastic seat were removed and a slatted bench was constructed from hardwood and fitted to the chair ‘chassis’. This enabled the bench to fold up against the wall.
The client can roll around and wash himself with ease and the bathroom space was not compromised.