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--- CUSTOM ADAPTATION --- PURPOSE: To provide recreation and lower extremity therapy for seniors and individuals with coordination and mobility disabilities. The device enables the user to tap a rhythm with his/her foot along with music. A base, angled to support a raised foot, was cut from plywood. Another piece of plywood was cut into the shape of a foot and metal shoe protectors, commonly used to protect the toe and heel of shoes, were fastened to the underside of the plywood foot in the toe and heel positions. A pivot was formed by cutting a broom handle in half lengthwise. The tapper is secured to the user’s foot with Velcro. TITLE: Activities for Seniors. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 24, Number 4, Summer 2004: p. 15-16. PAGES: 3 (including cover).
Notes: Velcro is a registered trademark of Velcro USA.
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Technical Aid to the Disabled (TAD)TADNSW is a charity organisation that has the authority to fundraise. TAD uses volunteers dedicated to the design, construction and provision of aids for people with disabilities. Members of TAD provide a resource pool comprising a range of design, engineering, rehabilitation, computer, therapy and other professional and technical skills. Aids custom-designed by TAD volunteers are described in the TAD Journal.
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Wentworthville, New South Wales 2145
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