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Rocking Cradle For Wheelchairs
“I made the first one to make it easier to wash hair for people in wheelchairs,” says Gordon Wibstad, Brandon, Minn. “It turned into a ‘rocking cradle’ and much more.”
    His wheelchair assist cradle is designed to hold any ordinary wheelchair and consists of a lightweight aluminum frame that sets on curved metal runners. The runners are fitted with 4 caster wheels that can be locked in a “down” position when needed.
    The cradle can be used in several different ways. You can use a pair of levers to lock it into a reclining position. Or you can use it as a tray holder thanks to 2 metal arms. By turning a knob at each side of the cradle, you can adjust the tray’s angle to fit any body size.
    By adjusting levers it can be turned into a rocking chair. There’s also a built-in spring-loaded exercise bar that can be adjusted as needed.
    “It comes in real handy for older people in nursing homes,” says Wibstad. “The tray works great for eating, doing puzzles, playing cards, reading, etc.”
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gordon Wibstad, 14200 Aldrich Road N.W., Brandon, Minn. 56315 (ph 320 834-4602).    

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2014 - Volume #38, Issue #4