Design of a portable device to improve confidence, stability, and sanitation during toilet self-transfers

Emily Furstenberg, Linda Blake Rivas, Sara Belko, Robert Pugliese, Bon Ku, Morgan Hutchinson


Many wheelchair users feel unsafe performing toilet transfers, especially in public spaces, because existing transfer products do not meet users’ needs. Researchers created a weight-bearing prototype (the Grip 'N Go) and refined the design based on data from user surveys used to validate their concept.

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