Foot stop for sit-to-stand aid

Project  / Project number: BK2016/63  /  Status:


The challenge

Supports in use
Completed job

Knee support Knee support
The unmodified ReTurn aid
The client has a ReTurn standing aid. After a stroke, her left leg has little function so when using the aid, her foot is prone to slip sideways off the platform and her knee also needs extra lateral support. She also sometimes wears a leg brace.

To locate her foot, a horseshoe shaped piece of plywood was made to fit around the front of her foot. The size and shape was made suitable to fit her foot either wearing normal shoes or the leg brace. The ‘horseshoe’ was screwed to the platform.

A curved metal plate was made to extend the lateral support given by the standard knee pad, secured using the existing bracket.