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Man adds footpads to his wheelchair to protect his feet

Shared by Eric on 2014-07-24 17:23

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DarkRubyMoon can't walk. He's in a wheelchair and knows that caregivers are usually careful to ensure one's seat lands on the seat of the wheelchair, but they will just drop the feet once the person's seat has landed. She was worried about getting some bruises on the feet, which with the compromised circulation in the feet of a person with a disability can be quite serious. Wheelchair footrest, especially metal ones, can be very cold for bare feet as well.

To solve these problems, he added footpads to her footrest that both cushion her feet when she's placed in the chair and protect them from the cold.

All you need to do this footpads is: 1 roll of rubber shelf liner mat (available at most dollar stores in a variety of colors); Hook and Loop or Velcro brand fasteners with and without sticky back; Scissors; Paper; Marker (permanent or sharpie brand); Hot glue gun and glue; Optional Needle and thread.

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DarkRubyMoon (Instructables username) is a man with mobility issues. He's in a wheelchair and throughout his life he has been developing some tricks to improve the life quality of his and of people in the same situation as well.

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