Sport

 

Jack for wheelchair archer

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.

RDA trailer remote speed control

A Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) school uses a small tractor to tow a powered machine. The speed control lever is mounted on the tractor with plastic pipe clips which allows it to be detached easily when necessary.

One-handed snooker rest

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.

Wheelchair wheel straightening jig

A wheelchair basketball club frequently damage their wheels and find it difficult and expensive to get them straightened at bicycle repair shops, whose jig are made for bicycles which have different spindles from wheelchairs.

Special snooker cue rest

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

One-handed kayaking

An 11 year old boy with only one hand was keen to start kayaking, and the problem was to make a safe (and easy release) attachment for the kayak paddle. He had a simple prosthesis provided by the NHS, consisting of a forearm sleeve terminating in a 19 x 1mm threaded stub. A standard brass […]

Special wheelchair mods for tennis

The client is a wheelchair user who wants to play tennis in his special wheelchair. His current wheelchair is not adjustable and he requires the back to be modified so that he can adjust the seat position. A custom bracket was made from 1/4 inch thick aluminium with several sets of holes for adjustment.  

Snooker cue rest

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

Cricket bat prosthetic

The client, a young boy, is missing the lower part of his arm on one side and is unable to grip the cricket bat properly. A prosthetic arm was devised which locates around the elbow joint and attaches to the cricket bat via a swivel joint. The length is adjustable.  

Skittles aid

A ramp was needed to enable people with learning disabilities to launch a skittles ball independently. Special rubber covered balls are used by the skittles team. A ramp was constructed using pine batten, 6mm MDF and hardboard glued and screwed. Two fold-out arms that lock into place when hinged out prevent the ramp toppling sideways. […]

Wheelchair table for rifle shooting

Robert enjoys the sport of target shooting and one of the disciplines he competes in requires that his right elbow is rested on a support table. The table needs to fit on his wheelchair and be as firm as possible. The wheelchair has no arm rests or arm rest supports so the table needed either […]

Device for one-armed cricketer

Iain is a keen young cricketer who was born with the bottom of his right arm missing. A lightweight device was needed with 360 degree flexibility of movement to help him play cricket. A thermo-plastic tube was fitted with a universal hook joint mounted in a sealed ball race and attached to an aluminium socket […]

Standing aid for child

A young wheelchair user wanted to stand in order to throw a basketball in to a hoop. A frame was mounted on a platform, painted in the boys favourite team colours. This supported him well enough for him to feel that he was upright and secure. The young client can practise his shooting and imagine […]

Snooker rest

After a stroke, the client was unable to form his left hand into a bridging support for the cue when playing snooker. An artist’s full-size wooden modelling (left) hand was purchased; all digit joints and the wrist are flexible so the hand can be formed into different configurations if needed. A sleeve of “Gripcloth” was […]

Ski carrier

A 12 year old girl with dystonia is unable to walk but loves to go skiing with her parents. An adaptive ‘Bi -Unique’ ski had been purchased for her which comprises a seat in a space frame fixed on to a pair of skis via an articulating mount. Her parents found difficultly transporting it and […]

Ice skating attachment for wheelchair

The young lady is an epileptic who during a seizure some time ago damaged her spinal cord and became paralysed from the neck down. She is still active mentally and needs diversions to make life more enjoyable. She expressed a wish to ‘go on the ice’ at the local ice rink. A wooden platform was made to […]