Operate knob/handle/button

 

Bed Controller Modification

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.

Gas fire tool

An arthritic client was having difficulty in operating her gas fire which has a ‘push down and turn’ control knob. A short length of aluminium tubing was shaped to fit over the cross bar in the dished control and was finished with a cycle handlebar grip. The lady has sufficient hand strength to operate her […]

Gas fire control adaptation

This elderly lady found it difficult to bend over to operate the ground level gas fire control knob, putting her at great risk of falling. A simple hand held tool, reaching from hand to control knob was made. The lady can now adjust her gas fire setting with complete confidence, whereas before she had to […]

Gas fire control knob turner

The client has difficulty reaching the gas fire control knob situated low down at front of fire. A sleeve was made to fit over and be fixed to the knob. This provided a socket for a modified golf ball. The golf ball was attached to a brush handle. This allowed the handle to be used […]

Gas fire control extension

The client was unable to bend over and reach the control to turn on and off the gas fire. The occupational therapist was concerned the client would either get too cold or attempt to reach the fire. A plastic knob was made to fit the fire control. This was mounted onto a rod to which a […]

Extension to scooter control

This lady has arthritis and has had the joints in her fingers and thumbs fused making her unable to use the control lever on her electric scooter. To make an extension to the lever, a 115mm length of aluminium tube from an old walking frame was cut two-thirds way through, 50mm from one end. A […]

Entry phone

This lady lives in a block of flats and is confined to bed. She cannot apply enough pressure to operate her entry phone. A wooden base with two long operating levers fitted to a bracket was made and the phone screwed on to it. With the extended leverage, the client could push the buttons. She can […]

Drawer locking system

A local care centre asked for help to devise a drawer locking system for bedside cabinets which would enable patients with shaky hands to place the key in the lock without assistance. A removable plastic insert which slotted behind the drawer handle and over the keyhole was produced. This allows the patient to locate the […]