--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Tray to fit close to the body and rest on the arms of an armchair, held in place with elastic straps. Plywood tray about 18 inches deep and wide enough to fit across the arms of the chair, with extensions on the bottom to keep it from slipping sideways; an edge across the front; a semicircular cutout to fit around the body; and elastic car roof rack straps to keep it from slipping forward. Lists materials needed and provides instructions and drawings.
The Assist-A-Tray is a transfer aid and a swiveling tray for an armchair or sofa designed for use by individuals with balance or mobility disabilities. The unit features a sturdy, ergonomically designed handle for assistance when getting in or out of a sitting position and a multi-use swivel tray with cup holder and utensil compartment. The unit can be used on the right or left side of a chair or couch and the base slides underneath the furniture. The base has four feet with rubber pads to ensur
The Edutray is a tray for armchair designed for use with an an Educube (see separate entry) to provide a play or eating surface close to the child. The legs fold for storage. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 21 x 14 inches. WEIGHT: 7 pounds. COLOR: Blue and white.
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a mobile table that can be moved close enough to a person seated in an armchair to be used for eating or working. Elongate the crossbar of the base of a hospital bedside table to increase the width of the base to be slightly wider than an armchair. If necessary, lengthen the table's vertical support to adjust the table's height. MATERIALS: One hospital bedside table and additional tubing. TITLE: Doing It Yourself. AUTHOR: Wechsler, K. JOURNAL: Quest. WEB SI
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To provide a writing or work surface for individuals using a wheelchair or who are unable to use a desk for long periods. Included in a chapter entitled "Living Room & Leisure Activities," this article provides detailed instructions with illustrations for making a lap desk from Luan plywood. A prototype of the desk is cut out of corrugated cardboard to determine the proper dimensions for the chair with which the lap desk will be used. When complete, the desk
The Laptop Laidback Ergonomic Laptop Table is a bed desk that allows laptop users to be completely reclined. The height and angle of the laptop table surface can be micro-adjusted to accommodate an individual’s body size and arm length. The ergonomic design of this laptop table keeps the user's arms and elbows in a flat resting position while allowing the palm and fingers to lie flat on the keyboard.