Little people

 

Toilet transfer stool

Stable transfer stool enables a girl with the brittle bone disease to use toilet independently.

Toilet Steps

A five year old girl had inherited the dwarfism gene from her father giving her a reduced stature. She was having difficulty accessing the toilet in the family bathroom because of its height. There were also difficulties related to the dimensions of the bathroom which was not large.

Light Switch Adaptation

A wall mounted adaptation to allow a height impaired person to operate a standard light switch from lower down, without the need for rewiring or use of “smart” lighting.

Step-up platform

21-month-old Sebby with achondroplasia (short stature) cannot use standard steps etc to access sinks, toilets and worktops. His mother is having to hold him so that he can wash his hands, etc. and  she would like him to be able to do these things safely by himself.

Cot Adaptation

The client is a wheelchair user, he has a young child and wants to be able to get the child in and out of the cot from a sitting position.

Modified sit-to-stand aid

Knee separator Foot rest The client required her Etac Turner sit-to-stand aid to be modified to include a padded panel to separate her knees and a raised foot rest to suit her stature.  

Footplates for exercise bike

Remapni recently had an enquiry from a physiotherapist in a special school. Sheila has a pupil who wants to use a static exercise bike. The problem is that it is a little big for him, and his feet tend to turn outwards. This causes his heels to catch on the cranks. There are straps on […]

Repair Arjo shower chair hoist

The condemned chair Refurbished chair. The client uses a hand-powered Arjo shower chair hoist for showering and to access the therapy pool.  It is very old and the powder-coating is failing, which has meant that a recent inspection has condemned it.  The modern equivalent model does not allow the seat to be lowered sufficiently to […]

Special small balance bicycle

The client is small for his age (inside leg 190mm). A standard balance bicycle had been obtained by his parents and wheel sizes reduced from 200mm to 125mm diameter. The saddle was still too high (300mm) and this needed to be reduced a further 110mm.  Additional mods were made to shorten the fork pillar, lower […]

Raised kitchen platform

Platform in use Spring-loaded castor and support bracket The client, who is 4ft 2in, uses boxes to allow her to stand at the kitchen sink to do the washing up and look out over her garden. This was unstable and she had already fallen once.  A stepped platform 25cm high with a hand rail was […]

Reduce height of commodes

Original wheel New wheel as delivered New wheels as modified New wheels fitted The client had been supplied with two commodes but, being only 4ft 9inches, she found the seats too high to use. The commodes were fitted with large wheels so the seat heights could easily be lowered by installing smaller wheels. New wheels […]