The client needed a workshop stool that would provide support to his badly damaged pelvis and back to allow him to return to work in comfort. Working with him and his OT we devised the right amount of support, stability and mobility by modifying an existing commercially available stool.
The client needed a computer stand that could be frequently adjusted with minimum effort.
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.
Our client, with tetraplegia, is able to manipulate his arms enough in order to push and pull and very lightly hook (or hold) objects in his otherwise immobile fingers. He has sufficient patience and skill to use a sewing machine to make rubber padded gloves to protect the hands of fellow wheelchair users.
Adapting shop workstation to make it more accessible
A deeper lap table means it can safely be used with a laptop computer.
Mounting bracket Stand for outdoor use Workbench stand Drilling workpiece on bench Sawing wood with mitre block The client’s cerebral palsy makes it hard for him to hold steady the cordless drill that he uses for his DIY projects, with his carer’s help, for both drilling and driving screws. Two stands were made, one […]
The client has an enlarged thumb and is having difficulty in using standard hairdressing scissors. Modifications were carried out as below.
The client is a bus driver with 1st Bus and walks with a stick. The double-decker buses have a standard built-in wheelchair ramp which is extended when needed by opening a small flap on the floor and deploying the ramp manually with a lever arrangement. This requires some effort and balance which the client was […]
A young man with very limited use of his right hand needed assistance to operate tools for his job. A leaf rake was modified by attaching the upper part of an elbow crutch with jubilee clips. A pair of branch croppers was fitted with an armpit pad and a fencers guard to the left hand […]
The client has very weak arms and legs and wished to use her computer, at a normal desk, to write a book. Her problem was steadying the typists chair as she mounted and dismounted. A nest was provided to sit against the wall and into which the chair casters nestled when she needed stability. The […]
The client, who is a paraplegic, had difficulty transferring into his mini digger independently. The solution needed to be transported easily with the mini digger when traveling to and from jobs. The seat needed to rotate to assist with the transfer and to be height adjustable to allow the client to transfer from his wheelchair […]
A Glenrothes trainee dental nurse with a disabled arm was having trouble holding a rubber mixing bowl to mix amalgam as she only had 60 seconds to prepare the mixture before it set. A wooden support was made that holds the bowl steady for mixing. A sticky mat also holds the bowl secure. She can […]
After a stroke a maker of saddlery wear now has a left sided weakness that prevents him from holding the work pieces as he would like. An overcentre clamping system was made that screwed to the adjacent wall and held the leather so that he could work on it using just the one hand. The […]
After an accident to his left hand, a retired plasterer was unable to hold his plasterer’s hawk. The handle of the hawk was modified to include a tube to go over his wrist, and he is now able to plaster again.
A car park attendant with a non-functioning left arm had difficulty writing out parking tickets. A small platform was made from plywood and attached to a steel strip welded to an 8mm dia pin. This mated with an upside down “hockey stick” fixed over his shoulder to give a secure writing platform. He could now […]