Shower chair for child

Project  / Project number: 22/BA/03 2005  /  Status:

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The challenge

Shower chair for childFive-year old child with Cockaynes Syndrome (undersized & poor balance) needed shower chair with restraints. The shower area is too small to allow a freestanding chair, and is used by other family members.

A child’s plastic garden chair was adapted by adding a footrest, a webbing belt and a small plastic pommel. A standard chrome handrail was fixed to the tiles in the shower and the back legs of the chair slip into the gap between the rail and the wall.

The chair has been very successful. The child no longer has to be washed in the sink, and the chair doubles up as a play chair.

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