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Improving The Posture Of A Seated Worker.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Modification to an office chair for a person with poor trunk control who finds it difficult to maintain a comfortable posture. Describes an office chair with arms constructed by fastening the chair to a plywood base which extends in front of the chair, attaching a wedge shaped foot rest to the base (so the toes point slightly upwards), and using a seat cushion to raise the seat height. Also describes a T shaped wood foot rest that can be used by someone sitting in a wheelchair. Includes drawings. COMMENTS: Developed at United Cerebral Palsy of New York, and Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation of Kansas Rehabilitation Engineering Center. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Ross, L M; ed TITLE: Problem Solving With Rehabilitation Engineering Tech Brief REF: Winter 1983: p 12-15 NARIC CALL NUMBER: 05777 PAGES (including cover): 5 1983.

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