Adaptable Pool Lift SeatBy Webb, Michael; Choi, Myong; Alas, David; Eppelsheimer, Alecia; Klaus, Jeffrey; Walsh, Brian; Marshall, Matthew; DeBartolo, Elizabeth ; NSF 2007 Engineering Senior Design Projects to Aid Persons With Disabilities, pp. 108-109
Publication Date: 2010
Description of a pool lift seat that also functions as a transporter. Developed at the Rochester Institute of Technology to provide a more versatile seating device for a pool lift designed by a previous senior design team, the product comprises a PVC frame with a custom made hinge that allows the seat to operate in either an upright or a reclined position and a seat made of PVC-coated polyester mesh material. Six removable stainless steel casters allow a therapist to transport the user from the locker room to the pool deck, and a forklift-like linkage allows the integration of the new chair into the existing lift system. Extensive impact and bend tests were performed on the seat components to assess durability. Two chairs were constructed to allow personnel to prepare two individuals for pool sessions at once.
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