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The Portable Overhead Bar


Design................John Suchon
Builder...................Tom Jeary
Case .......Kimberley Bateman

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


THE PROBLEM:  To provide a portable, light weight device that allowed a person,with limited upper body strength to change position in bed.

THE SOLUTION:  the device was built from the strong but lightweight expandable tubing used in clothes closets. Quick release pins allow a vertical range from 3-4 feet and width range from 3-5 feet. The foldable legs are made of tough Lexan plastic. A canvas strap is pulled up tight across the underside of  the bed to make the whole unit stable. For travel, everything fits in a lightweight canvas carring case, as shown.

 

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