Grab rail for profiling bed

Project  / Project number: 06/46/B 2007  /  Status:


The challenge

Modification to a profiling bedThe gentleman has multiple sclerosis and is having difficulty in transferring from a wheelchair to the profiling bed. He wished to do this unaided.

The bed needed to be raised so commercial casters were fitted which raised the bed by 75mm. A grab rail was made from steel tubing, this slotted into a tube bolted to the side of the bed. If access was needed to the bed at any time the grab handle could be removed.

The client can now transfer to his wheelchair and vice versa without aid.