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The Leg Lifter


Originator.......Tom Jeary

E-mail............tlj@golden.net


THE PROBLEM:  For a long time now this lady has been unable to get herself out of bed unaided simply because she cannot swing her feet and legs over the side to get into an upright position.

THE SOLUTION:  A sling, approx, 10 x 12 inches, made of soft but strong canvas is drawn up around the feet and attached to a rope leads to a pulley at the ceiling approximately opposite the headboard then leads to another pulley directly over the outstretched hands and down to a ladder as shown in the attached series of photos. Simply pulling down on the ladder lifts and swings out the legs so she can get into the sitting position and from there into her seat and away without assistance.

 

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