Soothing Rocking ChairBy Nicholson, Phil; Hilliard, Justin; Lundberg, Josh; Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) 2007 Conference,
Publication Date: 2007
Paper describes the development of a rocking chair designed specifically to provide a soothing environment for a 13-year-old boy with cerebral palsy. The device consists of a gliding rocking chair that incorporates audible, tactile, and visual stimulation elements. A Lumisource Inc. Boom Chair 2.0 that integrates vibration and audio elements was used as the foundation. The chair was mounted in a supporting wooden frame, modified from a Foundation Inc. SafeRocker Deluxe Adult Glider Rocker. The primary functional specifications include the provisions for soothing vibration, audible output, control of vibration and volume intensity, physical comfort and support, accessible controls, and rocking ability. Evaluations of the chair indicate that the client and his family are pleased with its performance and features. This paper was presented at the 2007 Annual Conference of the Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number O17009