Bath transfer seat

Project  / Project number: 1390 2008  /  Status:


The challenge

Bath transfer seatArthur, who is paralysed from the waist down, was finding it more difficult as he got older to get into the bath.

A plywood platform standing on pillars was made to fit his wheelchair which brought the seat up to the correct height for the bath. The platform pillars located into the arm sockets of the wheelchair and the wheelchair arms, then into sockets in the platform.

Arthur first transfers to a raised toilet seat – made for him in a previous project – to permit the raised platform to be fitted to his wheelchair. Once fitted he then transfers back to the wheelchair and sits on the platform. With the arm rests in place the wheelchair is then manoeuvred to the side of the bath. The nearside armrest is removed and he can transfer to the bath.

Arthur can now get into the bath more easily.