A gardening charity needed a means for a volunteer with severe back pain to carry documents, small gardening tools etc around the gardening site. A simple wheeled trolley was made that allows the user have access to her gardening impedimenta without having to bend.
A wheelchair user wishes to return to archery. To avoid the bow clashing with one of the wheelchair wheels, he removes one wheel and supports the chair on a jack. A change of wheelchair means the jack no longer fits his chair. A bracket was made to fix the jack in place to allow one wheel to be removed.
The client’s advancing dementia made it difficult to operate the baffling array of buttons on his new DAB radio.
A one-handed snooker player required a rest for his cue that could allow him to play his shots, but also be easy to move one-handed about the table.
The client had a rare genetic disorder and was really only happy when he was sitting in his “cozy coupé” toy car. However, as he was outgrowing the coupe he was having to bend his legs backwards to allow him to use the car. Essex north adapted the wheels by extending both the front steering […]
These special jigsaws help improve the care of Dementia patients. Shop-bought jigsaws are not suitable for hospital use. The specially crafted jigsaws are made from a wipe clean material which complies with the hospital’s infection control measures and will not break, snap or bend. They have been made in six sizes, varying in difficulty […]
Table mounted on wheelchair Starboard mounting bracket The client requires a table for his motorised wheelchair, but none is available from its manufacturer. The client’s OT had several unused tables available. One was chosen, and brackets made and fitted to the chair’s arms. The clamp bolts were colour-coded port and starboard.
Client was very keen on sewing and tapestry but, as a result of a stroke, she can no longer use her left hand/arm. A pair of plywood boards was made to allow the item to be sewn to be held steady with plastic spring clips. Cunningly shaped holes allowed the needle to be passed through […]
The client has difficulty in forming a cue rest with his hand. A rest body was made from hardwood and the rests 3-D printed in plastic. There are two different supports and spacers, and an M5 button-headed socket screw.The support is dis-assembled using an allen key Brisrol panel case ref 11\15-04
Client’s requirement This referral came from an adult neurological physiotherapist for a 67 year-old paraplegic. “Her main hobby is sewing but [following her accident] she is unable to use the foot pedal to control her sewing machine. Some people do use the foot pedal with their knee but she has no control of her legs […]
The client has limited use of only one hand and limited use of both feet following an accident. He wanted to continue playing a genre of computer console games known as First Person Shooter (FPS) games. The particular characteristic of these games is that you need simultaneous and rapid use of two joysticks and also […]
The client is a keen snooker player but has difficulty in forming a bridge with his hand to hold the cue. A hardwood block was made with a built-in rest. Bristol Remap panel case reference 3\14-04
The client plays an Autoharp but suffers from neck and shoulder problems which means she cannot maintain the playing position for long. An arm support was constructed using a strong drummers stand and an office chair arm support RH Logic 300, 8R3D which allows multiple freedom of movements whilst supporting the arm. Bristol REMAP case […]
Brenda, a lady with severe arthritis in her knees, wanted to continue to take holidays with her husband in their touring caravan.However, she was unable to climb into the caravan when it was parked. Without the caravan, poor access to hotels and toilet facilities prevented the couple from having holidays. A set of wooden steps […]
A gentleman with cerebral atrophy required an aid to help him stand supported so that he could be free of his wheelchair on the day of his daughter’s wedding – this was particularly wanted for the taking of the photographs where dad could stand tall and proud next to his daughter. A baseboard with sliding […]
The Swans disabled people’s club wanted to put on a Christmas show in the local town hall but there was no way for people in wheelchairs to gain safe access to the stage. A ramp was made which allowed all the performers in wheelchairs to get on to the stage easily and safely. The show […]