User Manual For

Stationary Bed Reader


Setup and Operation

 

Setup


1. Remove Base Assembly from box (below left) and open legs (below right). Holes on risers should aim towards base legs, as shown. Note: front legs may be either round or square.




2. Insert 3/8” D round Crosspiece Tube through hole in front of each base leg. To do this, press the end the tube through the side of one leg, until it stops at the inner bolt . Then repeat this process for the other leg. Next, add the outer bolts. See photo below.



3. Insert bottom of 5/8” D tube (15” long) over base riser (4”). Line up bolt holes and screw in short 1/4” bolt, using attached black knob. Then add adjustable riser, lining up snap button and hole. See photo below. Repeat this step for right side. See left and right photos below.



4. Remove Lectern assembly from box. Rotate tips of rear legs up and counterclockwise 270 degrees. See left and right photo below.



5. Add Lectern to top of Adjustable Risers. See photo below. Assembly is complete.




Operation of Stationary Bed Reader


  1. 1.Place base of unit under head of bed (or head of sofa).

  2. 2.Add telescoping risers, if not already done.

  3. 3.Add Lectern, if not already done.

  4. 4.Adjust telescoping risers for proper height.

  5. 5.Slide pillow and head up or down bed or sofa, for proper distance as desired.

  6. 6.Raise lectern slightly, if desired, when getting under, or out from below unit. After a short while this step will not be necessary.

  7. 7.Books can stay in place on lectern if desired.

  8. 8.Lectern can swing all the way back, if desired. This is ideal for use at head of sofa, or on a bed not up against a wall or window.

  9. 9.Remove top of unit during day, if desired. Just lift lectern up to remove.


Proper Alignment and Turning Pages


Proper Alignment. When the device is properly adjusted, a person's relaxed line of sight should fall on the center of the Lectern. 


Your relaxed line of sight is what you focus on when you wake up in the morning, lying on your back. Normally, you will be looking somewhere on the ceiling. You are not looking over you nose, or the lower part of your eyes. Doing so, will cause strain on the eyes and neck. Instead, your eyes are relaxed and there is no eye strain.


The idea is to move yourself up or down the bed or sofa, so that your relaxed line of sight is in the middle of the Lectern.


It is also very important not to have your neck bent. Otherwise, you will also get neck strain. Your head should be positioned on your pillow the same way you were sleeping, or resting, on your back. Your neck should not be raised up very much from the plane of your back extended towards your head. In other words, do not bend your neck, or read over the lower part of your eyes.


Adjust the height of the Lectern for proper focus.


To Turn Pages. The reader simply pushes his thumbs slightly against the bottom margins of the book, easily accessible through the lower plastic cutouts (see photos). The thumbs then rise up each side of the page, not losing contact with the edges. As the thumbs rise near the top of the book, the book is bent out and away from the plexiglass. At this point the right or left forefinger turns the page over in the customary manner. Once the page is turned, the book is replaced in its original position, Iying face down on the plexiglass. There is no need to lift the book  when turning pages.


To Watch Movies. Just replace your book with an iPad.