A holder for existing nurse call units in hospitals that allows the unit to be used by patients with limited mobility and/or dexterity. Developed initially for use by stroke patients in a specialist ward.
The client requires eye drops every fifteen minutes but also suffers from severe arthritis and is unable to dispense these herself. To improve her independence and decrease the workload on her husband a device that allowed her to dispense the drops herself was needed.
A client has a progressive muscle weakness, that particularly affects hand grip, walking and balance. He is having trouble operating the brakes on his rollator (wheeled walker) and this makes him feel very unsafe.
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.
The client’s reduced strength made it difficult to lift the heavy lids on her Aga kitchen stove.
The client was unable to reach up to close the tailgate of her car. A simple foam-covered hook was made which engages with the door handle.
The client suffers from sever arthritis and has difficulty in bending to access her kitchen floor cupboards. Wire baskets were purchased form B&Q and fitted using appropriate brackets. A hook tool was made to enable her to pull the baskets out without bending. Bristol Panel case ref. 12\15-05
The client struggles to open the uPVC windows of her flat because her condition does not allow her to depress the release button and turn the handle easily. The tool is made from 22mm plastic tube and two Tee pieces. One Tee is passed over the window handle. The steel finger presses the release button […]
The client has arthritis and has difficulty in reaching and operating her window latch to open the window. A special opening tool was made as there were no commercial alternatives to suit. It was constructed from 22mm o/d aluminium tubing, sourced from a broom handle. This was bent using a standard plumbing internal bending spring […]
A client has rheumatoid arthritis in her hands, affecting her finger functioning and grip. She also suffers with angina and so needs to use a Nitromin spray, but cannot operate the rather small aerosol can due to her arthritis. We built a spraycan holder that is big enough for her to grip in one hand […]
Aerosol with foam cap … with cap removed and valve stem exposed. Button spray nozzle and trigger gun fitted. The elastic band (kindly donated by Royal Mail) holds the lever up for ease of use. The client suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and has great difficulty in using aerosols. Investigation showed that the aerosols in use […]
The red button must be depressed to release the belts. A mother with rheumatoid arthritis is unable to open the buckle of her child’s car seat belt. A simple G-clamp was made that can be slipped around the buckle. Turning the screw depresses the red button of the buckle, releasing the belts.
Patient with rheumatoid arthritis and severe water retention was unable to locate both her feet on the relatively small platform of the Harvest crane that she used to raise her into a standing position A larger foot plate was manufactured. Because of client weight, due consideration had to be made to the strength of the […]
A lady with arthritis and a general stiffness needs the aid of a bath rail to get out of the bath which can be fitted temporarily when needed at the tap end. The difficulty was that the tap handles are so close to the wall that it was impossible to insert the rail over the […]
A lady with severe arthritis and with practically no movement in her hip joints, had great difficulty placing on her shoes and fastening the velcro. An available long-handled tool (a ‘helping hand’) was modified by cuttting and bracketing at the lower end to provided an angled, rather than a straight grasping action. The client can […]
This lady has arthritis and could not reach her window catches.The catches had a button which had to be pressed as the handle was turned. A device comprising a loop on the end of a pole was made to go over the handle and an adjustable pin was provided to operate the button. The client […]