A client that has very limited movement wants to continue to smoke but can only do so with constant help by carers. A ‘Smoker’s Robot’ also known as an ‘Able 2 Cigarette Holder’ was used but beware, the device as delivered, did not work.
Client was a quadriplegic with a small amount of movement in one hand. He smoked “roll-up” cigarettes that needed frequent lighting.
Client whose only mobility was his head , thus confined to a wheelchair. Client wanted to be able to have a drink and smoke a cigarette without a member of the care staff assisting him. The cigarette holder was articulated on a flexible arm, the cigarette held in a cigarette holder the holder being clipped […]
The client has multiple sclerosis. His wife lights a cigarette for him but without constant help his clothes suffer burns. There is also no respite from holding the cigarette in his mouth. An adapter was made to hold a commercial cigarette holder and a plug in ashtray the length of a cigarette. The adapter was […]
The client has very limited grip and is unable to hold or control his cigarette. The base and flexible neck from a small table lamp supports a steel collet with internal O rings (adjustable for a given size of cigarette). The tray for catching the ash is a foil food dish supported in an aluminium […]
A care home requested smoking aids for two motor neurone disease patients to obviate the need for someone to be in attendance all the time to light and hold the cigarettes. A device was made consisting of an aluminium ash tray fitted with a handle and fixed to a large stabilising disc. The ash tray […]
The client wished to smoke but is unable to hold a cigarette. An anglepoise arm was attached to a plate fixed to the wall and a tube was fixed at the other end of the arm into which a cigarette can be placed. A flexible pipe fitted to the other end of this tube enables […]
This lady is a heavy smoker and due to her severe disability kept constantly dropping her cigarettes and burning the carpet. The device holds 20 cigarettes, sufficient for her needs between carers. The lever on the extreme left rotates the holder until the next cigarette is automatically in line with the piezo-electric lighter. The lever […]
This man, who has poor dexterity and limited grip, had difficulty lighting his pipe. A freestanding unit, using copper tubing, was made that mounted a refillable gas lighter. A long lever was fitted to the ignition lever to facilitate his operation of the lighter. The client can now light his pipe without difficulty. 0
This wheelchair user with limited grip in his hands and limited head movement enjoys smoking. His wife currently lights his cigarettes for him. A car cigarette lighter was used, which is activated by pressing a very low effort lever that depresses a switch which operates a low current timer relay circuit that then operated a […]