Modified toilet

Project  / Project number: CAR 38-05 2007  /  Status:

The challenge

Modified toiletA child with a leg disorder was required to have a steel brace permanently fitted. When seated on a toilet the diameter of the leg brace caused her to be seated off balance, resulting in her spine being twisted.

A fibreglass moulded seat was manufactured with a suitable indentation to accommodate her leg brace. This seat was then combined with a camping style portaloo so that the child could ‘reach’ her own toilet without requiring parental aid. The whole was then fitted into a chrome steel frame to provide suitable side support.

The child can now use a toilet without resulting in spinal twist. Such was the success of this project that a further shaped seat arrangement was made to fit onto a conventional toilet for use whilst at school.