Monday, October 15, 2012

Familiar Faces at Wesley

This past Friday, three members of our team went to the Wesley Health Care Center again with a list of questions. The occupational therapists answered a variety of questions about range of motion, elevation, comfort, and current problems. We found that all patients complain of pain in their arm due to the unnatural position of the standard armrest. In addition to the visit, our team worked to improve the sketches we presented last class. We designed a new way to clamp the armrest to the chair without having to slide it on and off. This would make the armrest easier to move out of the way when needed. In the near future, we should be visiting Sunnyview  Rehabilitation Hospital with more questions, learning how to mold low-density polyethylene, and order our materials.