Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Occupational therapy on the beach in the Bahamas!
I went on a cruise 2 weeks ago with my classmates and while at the beach we saw this beach wheelchair:
I've never seen such a chair and neither have my clasmates. However, we saw the cruise line staff transporting guests with disabilities from the beach to the boat in these chairs. I thought it was interesting to take a picture of these chairs for two reasons:
1. I've never seen such a chair and I just had to put a picture of it on my blog.
2. How innovative!!! Transporting someone around the beach in a manual or power wheelchair would use a lot of energy. I touched the wheels and they are made of rubber, just like a balloon but thicker and more durable. I pushed the chair and it rolls over the beach sand quite easily, almost as if it were rolling on air. So a chair such as this would decrease the friction from the sand, thus making transport easier.
See! You can find OT everywhere! Even at the beach in the Bahamas!