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Workshop stool back support

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.

Wheeled garden tool holder

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.

Push Button Sewing Machine Control

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.

Cordless drill steady

  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 […]

Hairdressing scissors mods

The client has an enlarged thumb and is having difficulty in using standard hairdressing scissors. Modifications were carried out as below.  

Bus wheelchair ramp operating tool

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 […]

Working tool aids

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 […]

Typists chair steady

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 […]

Track digger driver loader

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 […]

Support for amalgam mixing bowl

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 […]

Saddlery clamp

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 […]

Plasterer’s hawk

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.