Happy Thursday Everyone! I just got back from Terrace, BC last week and have been looking forward to sharing something very special with you! A custom wheelchair accessible vanity and adapted make-up set-up. This system was made for a client with quadriplegia and was created from scratch by Chad Kania at Ability Health Care. Actually, Chad used to build custom furniture before he entered the seating technician profession. Knowing this, I knew he would do an amazing job at building a set-up like this one. This vanity was partially funded by the BC Rehab Foundation through GF Strong. Thank you to them for approving such a project.
This vanity had so many neat components to it. Such as a powered, height adjustable function, a cut out at the front to allow for better access, a custom elbow support for stability during make-up application, a custom mascara holder/applicator, a moveable mirror for close up make up application, and a hair dryer mount on a gooseneck post. The hair dryer will be plugged into the wall with an x10 module that will be accessed through a separate switch. As you can see from the pictures, all of the make up brushes, and hair brushes have been modified with universal cuffs and the containers have been mounted onto a wooden board with velcro for easy access.
This project was such a fun one. It was so exciting to help my client gain independence with this part of her life.
I will now leave you with a photo of my flight leaving Terrace. It was another great trip. Until next time!
Seating is Super!