The client is mostly paralysed from the neck down except that he can move one arm but has minimal grip. The only way he could press the buttons on the hand held bed controller was to bite the buttons with his teeth.
Lifting/handling of person
New rail Side view Rail and feet One of two feet added To suit the changing condition of the client, the arm rest used during the client’s transition from wheelchair to armchair (made under job BK2017/42C) was modified. The electric raiser chair was too unstable for the new rail to be fixed, as the locking […]
Completed job Knee support The unmodified ReTurn aid The client has a ReTurn standing aid. After a stroke, her left leg has little function so when using the aid, her foot is prone to slip sideways off the platform and her knee also needs extra lateral support. She also sometimes wears a leg brace. To […]
Harness for use in vehicles Harness for use while walking – rear view … … and front Client is a very active adult with learning difficulties and uses a Model 28 Crelling restraint harness when travelling in a vehicle (in addition to the normal car seat belt) and a separate harness while walking (for the […]
The client uses a monorail hoist but, because of his height and the low ceiling, the hoist cannot lift him high enough. The spreader bar was removed and replaced by two climber’s carabiners to connect the chest harness directly to the hoist, gaining 300mm. The hoist can now be used correctly.
This young man, who has muscular dystrophy, was unable to get entry into a specially modified house to let him live independently as he could not manage to transfer between his wheelchair and the toilet on his own. After several unsuccessful attempts with different designs of transfer boards we installed a redundant electric hoist donated […]
To adapt the controls on a mobile hoist so that they can be operated by the foot leaving the carer with both hands free to manoeuvre his wife. A mounting block was constructed into which the hand controller could be fitted at the base of the hoist. A swinging foot pedal carrying a light spring […]
The young client cannot climb into his parent’s people carrier and is now too large for his mother to lift him into it. A powered lift is needed, which must be low to the ground in the bottom position, must be stable when raised and must be small and light enough to be easily stowed […]