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05:38 Dec 13, 2000
English to Portuguese translations [PRO] Medical
English term or phrase:Tripods or quadropods
I want to know the meaning of "Tripods or quadropods" included in - tblUNSPSC_CL_C1_Desc
Protection and mobility devices for people with disabilities
Explanation: You did say you wanted to know what these are - they are devices for helping disabled people move, with 3 legs or 4 legs. They are listed in this page with walking sticks, and the other page below would indicate that these are KINDS OF WALKING STICKS
My daughter has congenital cerebral palsy. As a child she was in a soccer helmet and leg-braces and walked with canes or small tripods. In parks and playgrounds before she started school, other little kids would come up to her, if their parents let them. In friendly curiosity they asked her if she broke her legs or "Why do you do have those canes?" or "What's wrong with your legs?" Natural curiosity, since it is natural, is okay, is best, and in the end produces people comfortable with their handicapped brethren. My daughter would answer, "I was born this way," or "They help me walk," and the like, and with their natural and friendly curiosity satisfied, the kids would go on to play together.