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    ANY INVENTORS DESIGNERS MODEL MAKER NEED CAR SEAT EXTENDER CUSHION as am DISABLED GUY. Help pls!

    HELP I need a CUSHION/PAD to EXTEND MY LANDROVER CAR SEAT to SUPPORT my long legs as have MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY and so SUFFER GREAT PAIN driving or sitting in the car.
    ANYTHING YOU INVENTORS CAN COME UP WITH IS REALLY APPRECIATED.
    Or anyone please let me know if you have seen anything out there which would do the job.
    Have extended runners on seat but that makes the pain worse as car seat still standard length so get more pain than normal height/disabled people.
    THANKS

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    Original Poster

    cheers, but think they might still be short, had recarrros some time ago and had to sell on. will look at again and see as i am wide too. thx

    Original Poster

    those recarros are short as thought, just, typical, might have to wait until get a review and see if some social services person can find me something argh!
    they are geared more for back support than lower body as well.

    Go to your nearest motability dealer, they are great at advising on adaptations to cars

    Original Poster

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    Original Poster

    any model makers out there that can think of some design i wonder?

    Do you need to make the seat the same height but a bit longer? Does it need a similar sort of cushioning in the added length? A quick sketch (MS Paint etc) might help....

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    jah128;4147612

    Do you need to make the seat the same height but a bit longer? Does it … Do you need to make the seat the same height but a bit longer? Does it need a similar sort of cushioning in the added length? A quick sketch (MS Paint etc) might help....



    I need the actual seat depth longer. Most of my legs are off the seat without support and its incredibly painful. I have hand controls on the car too so dont need the pedals to operate the car. I was hoping to get something like the seat continued which was just strong enough to hold my legs out like the ordinary seat does for ordinary people.

    I know a lot of people who use hand controls have the same problem, just not quite as severe as me. I guess it could be a great patent for someone with the right skills as mobility would have to take it on board.

    Original Poster

    what we really need is a seat that has like two headrests coming out to extend the seat to the individual length to give the comfort levels we need as individuals, not really one bulk section. amputees have had legs removed at varying degrees too so its to maximise the usefulness of the design if it were more flexible. the problem with recarros is that the sides can force your legs together, esp if have no strength in legs, and that pressure can be painful enough without have leg pain on top of that.

    thats my latest thoughts on the subject.

    Original Poster

    hoping some brains still working on this as adaptacar cant do anything except send me back to recarro specialist service and price telephone numbers as most disabled things. lets rip off the worst off.

    I think you're playing a very risky game installing something that hasn't been properly tested, particularly with your disabilities. It's one thing making yourself more comfortable, and don't get me wrong I totally sympathise, but what about safety in an accident? I think you'd be more sensible talking to a mobility dealer and not compromising your safety.

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    kingy58;4584444

    I think you're playing a very risky game installing something that hasn't … I think you're playing a very risky game installing something that hasn't been properly tested, particularly with your disabilities. It's one thing making yourself more comfortable, and don't get me wrong I totally sympathise, but what about safety in an accident? I think you'd be more sensible talking to a mobility dealer and not compromising your safety.



    the mobility dealers and suppliers dont have anything. have searched for years. last resort is to seek help here. I understand your valid point.

    in my case in an accident i am never going come out of it well anyhow, i am stuck in the car until someone can get me out. thats life. I just hope someone can trace what i need to ease pain for as long as i can drive. thats getting shorter due to this problem.

    we are a country known for inventors heres hoping someone can find some value in working in this field for the likes of myself. i have done the pain would like the gain for a change.

    i am terminal short of some stem cell revolution for MD. we live in hope.

    thanks peops for all your comments.
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