Gel liner applicator

Project  / Project number: 0562 2007  /  Status:


The challenge

Gel liner applicatorA tetraplegic client needed a device to enable him to don gel liners for his prosthetic legs. He was unable to do this without help.

A novel device positioned the gel liner over four vanes. Each vane had a roller at the top. As the client pushed his stump into the gel liner supported by the device, the rollers and vanes allowed it to fold over and effectively ‘roll up’ over his leg.

The client can now fit the gel liners without assistance in preparation for the donning of the prosthetic legs, thus giving him greater independence.