The Deltoid-Aid Arm Counterbalance (model 700 ACS) is an overhead suspension sling and forearm support system for pediatric and adult use that includes weights and springs. It has a portable frame; bilateral support arms that adjust vertically and horizontally; and 2 support cables on each side. Foam cuff and split-cuff designs are available. The unit includes 8 1-pound weights, 4 1/2-pound weights, 8 springs, and 4 cuffs. WEIGHT: 60 pounds.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adjustable hammock armrest for patients needing arm support and positioning while using a wheelchair. Describes construction of a wheelchair armrest made of a steel rod, heavy cloth and a wheelchair bracket for an overhead rod. The armrest can change the angle of elevation to 15 degrees from horizontal, and can be swung out of the way for transfers. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. Sewing. AUTHOR: Salo, R E TITLE: Hammock Wheelchair Armrest JOURNAL: Amer
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Pulley device attached to a wheelchair to support the forearm of a person with some shoulder and elbow movement but too much arm weakness to lift the arm unaided, allowing more independent activities. Instructions for building an arm support using an overhead suspension rod and three pulleys, two on the horizontal bar and one on a small piece of rod welded onto the vertical part of the rod. This is clamped onto the back upright of the wheelchair. Rope