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Lift on Mobility Scooter

A man who had polio as a child is now in his 70’s and finds it difficult to climb on to his mobility scooter

Electrically Controlled iPad Support Arm

Colin wanted an existing iPad stand to be motorised to allow the iPad to be moved in front or away from him as required.
The solution was to use a 12 volt linear motor, controlled by very sensitive switches that Colin could operate, as he had very little movement in his hands due to his MND.

Wheel polishing fixture

The client has a business polishing motorcycle wheels. He has specialist polishing equipment but to use It he must support the wheels for long periods in his hands. His medical condition is gradually causing a weakness in his arms and eventually will not be able to support weights for long periods […]

Piano Wrists Support

A client doing a music course was struggling to keep her arms raised for longer than 10 minutes at a time. She requested supports for her wrists so that she could play the piano for longer periods.

Modified Bike

An 8 year old girl with muscle weakness needed help to ride her bike. Modifications to her bike enabled Dad to help her by pushing & steering as required.

Portable half step

This is a portable, lightweight, foldable able half step which helps the client to climb stairs at any location

Homecraft Pick-Up Reacher Modification

This is a modification to the Homecraft Rolyan Pick-Up Reacher.

The problem with the standard grabber is that it only pinches the sides of an object if you pick it up from lying down. The modification with wider jaws and a design that curves round means that it can get underneath the object to ‘scoop’ it… making it easier to pick up (and also maintain hold with a weaker grip).

Fishing Trolley Stool

Malcom would love to go fishing again and he has a fishing cart to carry all his gear but he needs to sit down often when he pushes it to the lake. I made him a folding seat that is easy to fold down so he can rest at regular intervals.

Accessibility Handle for BT 4600 DECT Phone

This is a handle which is designed to clip onto a BT 4600 DECT Phone to aid grip. It is for those with weaker hands and/or limited mobility, and means that if grip is lost, the phone remains in the hand rather than dropping.

One-handed folding perching stool and walking stick

Stool open Stool closed In use as a walking stick … … and as a stool The client uses two walking sticks to get around and needs to have a light weight folding seat available, that can be opened and closed with one hand, for when she gets tired. An aluminium walking stick was bought […]

Hydraulic computer table

Nathan has severe muscle pain and muscle imbalances. He can only sit at his computer for a short time before fatigue forces him to stop. After a number of fixed geometric solutions had been tested, and after consultation with the occupational therapist, it was decided to design a table that could be easily raised, lowered […]

Computer aid

The client has very poor control of her hands and uses a pencil to press the keys of her computer. Her hand tends to drag over and activate keys not required. A wooden support on small casters was made so that the client’s hand could rest on the base board. A large work surface is […]

Artist’s motorised easel

This wheelchair using artist with restricted movement of hands wished to be more independent. A 12V battery was used to drive the ex-windscreen wiper and window winder motors for up/down movement and rotation.  The counterbalanced easel can be raised, lowered and/or rotated by two large rocker switches located alongside the artist.  Very little manual effort […]