CUSH'N

A network for specialists in complex-wheelchair-seating design and fabrication.

A network for complex seating clinicians and fabricators. A community for questions, stories, helpful hints and innovative solutions.

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Notes to new members:

Welcome! If you're new to social networks you're in for a surprise.  This medium makes it very easy to create and contribute content of your choosing.  The first time you upload anything, the system will create a Member Page just for you.   Anything you add after that point will automatically be stored on your page.  You can modify the layout and look of your Member Page any way you desire.  Don't be afraid to experiment.  You can't break anything. 

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Created by Richard Pasillas Jun 8, 2008 at 9:39pm. Last updated by Richard Pasillas Dec 5, 2009.

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Her Crowing Glory

Posted by Marilou on April 6, 2017 at 11:35am 0 Comments

Her Crowning Glory

This Mattapoisett Life

By Marilou Newell

 

            There are apparently more than a few passages in religious manuscripts that speak to what women should do with their hair. Probably the ones we know best go something like, “…a woman’s hair is her crowing glory…”, or, “…gray hair is a crown of glory for it has earned a righteous life…” Female hair has been a topic of interest…

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Arm Floats

Posted by Mike Turvey on January 12, 2017 at 4:24pm 4 Comments

Thought I'd share some 3D printed "Arm Floats" I started making for my daughter a while back.  She's been using them for a couple years now, and they've really helped her develop movement and control of her arms.  The design has been evolving over time.  As parts break, I redesign them to make the stronger.  The folks at her school seem to be very good at helping me to find weak spots.  I also recently switched from regular rubber bands, which wear out after a couple months, to silicone…

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Water

Posted by Marilou on September 4, 2016 at 10:07pm 0 Comments

Water

This Mattapoisett Life

By Marilou Newell

 

            It’s September 4, 2016 and I’m alone in the water, Mattapoisett Harbor, alone and sliding through the very cool water at town beach.

            The ocean has seemed cooler this summer than last. My swimming partner, who is not with me today, says the same thing. In spite of days of heat our pilgrimages to the…

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The Driving Lesson

Posted by Marilou on August 1, 2016 at 4:10pm 1 Comment

The Driving Lesson

This Mattapoisett Life

By Marilou Newell

 

            Well it’s finally come to pass - the youngest grand daughter is now driving. We knew the day would come, used to joke about it when she was a little child just learning how to ride a two-wheeler. Now she’s driving my car.

            I think it’s pretty darn brave of me to sit in the passenger seat…

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Time lapse of MarkForged Mark Two Enterprise printing a bracket

Brady Fulton has used his MarkForged Mark Two Enterprise 3D printer, to produce this bracket. The STL file was emailed from our office to his facility. Our o...
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"More than coincindence; we own both printers that are compatible with this new tech - https://3dprint.com/174347/essentium-interview-rapid/"
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3D Printed Headrest

"Nice. Will you use foam/fabric on contact surfaces?"
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3D Printed Headrest

Adult size headrest with occipital contour and bilateral temporal extensions. Printed in ABS on the AON-M printer. The print includes a brim and ABS support material for overhangs.On the left side and rear of photo, you can see the water lines that…
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Dual-Tone Shoe Holders

Shoe Holders and dual-tone shoe holders straps printed on the AON-M 3D printer. ABS (with acetone post-processing) and TPE filaments.
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"In peds clinic, my question to mom: Any surgeries planned? "Yes, in six weeks, a proximal femoral osteotomy and a 2" femoral shortening.""
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3D Printed Arm Support Platforms

These are 3D printed, pediatric arm support platforms with elbow stop and unilateral, raised perimeter. It is TPE filament with a support surface of 7" deep and 3" wide. They were mounted to the thoracic supports of a custom backrest for a child…
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3D Permeable Membrane

This 3D printed test piece measures 19X7X.5"thick. It is TPE filament and totally permeable from all directions. In addition to promoting maximum airflow, when sat upon, it renders a very cool sensation to the skin. However, I think it's a bit too…
Apr 21
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Two-Tone Straps On Shoe Holders

3D printed two-tone straps installed to 3D printed shoe holders. The TPE flexible straps include an added liner to displace point pressure during extensor tone.
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Two-Tone Straps

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Lookilu Images

A shopping cart with wheels and a motor. It sets a new meaning to Powered Wheelchair.

The Sidewinder meets Segway

Here's a neat bracelet that can be redesigned to give feedback about posture or head position.

We've all seen pressure maps but not used this way.

Tricky manuever.Getting back upright from floor.

Creating a new standard for future WC's for CMS funding. There is no audio. If you have a Lookilu you wish to share, send it to us and we'll post it here with credits to you.

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