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Podiatry assist device for wheelchairs

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by NewsBot, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. NewsBot

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    A patent was just given for this:
    PODIATRY ASSIST
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  2. Geoff Hull Footman

    Geoff Hull Footman Active Member

    For the last 25 years I have used a quality tripod adapted by a local engineer for me with a stainless steel plate with a slight upward curve .I had this covered electrostatically with a silvery(ish) colour paint. I used it before they were so easily available from the suppliers. No wheels , no pad but functionally the same operation.I have a 30 cm high plastic stool , the tripod goes into the upside down stool for easy carrying with bagged instruments etc .
    Visiting case in the other hand .Well balanced for moving around.
    I have used it for every domicilliary / residential home visit. I have also used it in my surgery where the patient cannot get out of their chair.
    Even the biggest legs suffering from oedema etc has been cared for . I always use the patients own towels over the top of the plinth against cross contamination pt to pt.
    The idea is not new but maybe not covered with patents.
    I am sure that many have similar devices.
    Regards
    Geoff
     
  3. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

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    ... and now you infringing on a patent!!!!
     
  4. Geoff Hull Footman

    Geoff Hull Footman Active Member

    :sinking:Can you infringe in advance then Craig ?
     
  5. efuller

    efuller MVP

    How do you get a patent for a foot stool?
     
  6. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

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    No idea, but if you look at the patent, they got one. There is nothing particular unique about the design that I can see.
     
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