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TOPIC: Lateral supports for single couch

Lateral supports for single couch 3 months 3 weeks ago #70383

Hello everyone! First of all sorry for my English, but I'm Italian (I'm trying my best!:)

Lately, my brother (who is disabled) is suffering from back pain; he got no trunk autonomy and we let him sit on a single couch.

So I was thinking about buying a lateral supports for the couch but I couldn't find anything (just for wheelchairs). Eventually, I was thinking about building it to help my brother sitting better and easier.


(I'm posting a picture so you can understand what I mean, but this is not even a prototype yet)

Hence the conclusion: if I can build something useful for my brother, maybe something like this is needed by others?

Do you think it can be useful to you or people you know or not? And why?
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Lateral supports for single couch 3 months 3 weeks ago #70384

So good that because you can't find anything that can help your brother your willing to have a go at building something to help him. Have you got in touch with a mobility store that caters to disabled people? You can find local ones online or ask your G.P, social worker or Occupational therapist as they will be able to help you better.

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Lateral supports for single couch 3 months 3 weeks ago #70386

Hello bubbadog14, yea surely everything starts for my brother, but it that helps him maybe it can help others.

Yesterday I tried two shops, and the only thing that can be done is an invasive operation to the chair we have. My idea is just a normal cushion, semirigid and maybe a little bigger than the one in the picture, that can help to avoid falling side-to-side.

So the fundamental question is:

Can this help you or something you know?

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Lateral supports for single couch 3 months 3 weeks ago #70387

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You could put a strap around him to stop him from falling over?

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Lateral supports for single couch 3 months 3 weeks ago #70388

Yes that can be a solution, however, I would prefer something less invasive

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Lateral supports for single couch 3 months 3 weeks ago #70389

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Maybe put cushions each side of him?

Or buy a sofa chair with big armrests

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Lateral supports for single couch 3 months 3 weeks ago #70390

We use to put cushions each side and that helps a lot, but what I'm thinking is adapted cushions for this reason, and if that can help I can produce them also for others, but only if it is needed from others.

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I cant see anything on the market so maybe you have found a gap in the market.

You need to design them in different sizes!

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Lateral supports for single couch 3 months 3 weeks ago #70393

Yes, can't find them. I'll try what I can, maybe I'll give some free one to someone that can need it too and then I'll think about producing them :)

Thanks:)

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