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Adapted Grab Bar For An Armchair.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Grab bar to assist person in standing up from upholstered armchair. Two metal strips attach to side frame of armchair. Two steel pipes form the bar. One attaches vertically to the metal strips. The second, horizontal bar attaches to the vertical one. A specially fabricated joint allows the horizontal bar to pivot or to lock in position, providing a stable hand grip. Measurements determine the optimum distance from chair for vertical bar and the optimum height of horizontal bar. Diagrams included. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. Assembly. AUTHOR: Kennedy, M TITLE: Adapted Grab Bar for an Armchair JOURNAL: Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy REF: Vol 53 no 3, Jun 1986: p 159-160 NARIC CALL NUMBER: J0128 PAGES (including cover): 3 1986.

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