Muscular Dystrophy

 

Door opener for self closing doors

People in wheelchairs and with walkers find it difficult or impossible to open self closing doors such as fire doors in homes. Commercial door openers are very expensive.

Saucepan pouring robot

Lady required automatic robot to safely pour a saucepan of hot liquid from a hotplate into a mug..

Joystick To USB Mouse Adaptor

Adam is a keen computer gamer and also relies on his computer for many things. Although he has some movement in his fingers he is no longer able to move his computer mouse. He can now use an adapted miniature joystick to move the computer mouse pointer around the screen.

3D printed plastic cupholder

Client with Muscular Dystrophy has difficulty holding cup, solution was a 3D printed cup holder. This final solution required several iterations using plastic mould and other trial items before reaching a satisfactory conclusion

Bed Controller Modification

The client is mostly paralysed from the neck down except that he can move one arm but has minimal grip. The only way he could press the buttons on the hand held bed controller was to bite the buttons with his teeth.

Toilet transfer stool

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

Shower chair footrest

The standard footrests of John’s showerchair made it difficult to manoeuvre around the narrow doors and landing of his home. More compact custom footrests were made.

Rollator brakes

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.

Tricycle foot restraints

Connor is a young child with extensive muscular dystrophy who was learning to develop limb movement. His parents had bought a tricycle system which incorporated seat belts and a push bar to help exercise and strengthen his leg muscles. However, due to coordination problems, he was unable to maintain his feet on the pedals. Over-sized […]

Transfer sling and frame

This young man, who has muscular dystrophy, was unable to get entry into a specially modified house to let him live independently as he could not manage to transfer between his wheelchair and the toilet on his own. After several unsuccessful attempts with different designs of transfer boards we installed a redundant electric hoist donated […]

Toilet transfer board

The client has muscular dystrophy and had difficulty transferring to and from her wheelchair. The commercially available transfer board was unsuitable for her toilet because it was too long and the aperture did not fit. A toilet seat was manufactured from 18mm ply and fitted with a plastic bridge which rose over the wheelchair tyre, […]

Standing assistance

Muscular dystrophy had led to this man being unable to straighten up from a “toe-touching” position. A cordless screwdriver was used to elevate the cross arms of a standing aid and raise his body to the vertical. He could now stand up straight without assistance.   0

Shower tray

A young lady with muscular dystrophy was beginning to encounter difficulties supporting the weight of her upper arms and reaching for shampoos etc when showering and washing her hair. A detachable tray was devised which fitted across the arms of a standard shower chair enabling the client to rest her elbows on the tray and […]

Leg brace adaptors

A muscle wasting disease meant this man could not stand without hinged steel braces but these did not fit his wasted legs sufficiently well to prevent backward bowing of his legs. Heat moulded casts were provided by the occupational therapist. Brass sheet was moulded and secured to these to strengthen and extend them. He can […]