The Wheelchair Tray is a lapboard designed to enable the user to eat or do other activities from their wheelchair and to provide some protection from spills. The tray is made of plywood with two sides that rest on the seatpan of the wheelchair. A vinyl seal is fixed to the inside edge of the tray to protect the user from spills. PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT: Designed by John Duffus as a more comfortable and practical eating surface for wheelchair users at a standard height tabletop that is not high enough to accommodate their chair. DIMENSIONS (LxWxD): 18 x 17 x 8 inches; trays should be custom fit to the user's wheelchair.
Notes: Tetra is a voluntary organization which links persons with disabilities, technical volunteers, professional engineers, technicians, and tradesman. Persons interested in having this device made for them, or companies interested in manufacturing this product should contact Tetra.
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This product record was updated on August 11, 2003.
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Tetra Society of North AmericaThe purpose of Tetra is to recruit skilled volunteer engineers and technicians to create assistive devices for people with disabilities. Volunteer engineers, design technicians, and health professionals work one to one with their clients to make assistive aids or modifications to their environments.
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