Extensions to mobility scooter speed control levers.
Many pump action medicine dispensers are fiddly to operate for those with reduced hand strength or dexterity. This simple plastic aid turns a fiddly one-handed operation into a simple two-handed one.
The client is a power wheel chair user who is able to control the chair himself but unable to use his hands to use a mobile ‘phone.
A three year old child was born with no legs below the knees and no arms below the elbows, hence no hands or feet. He wanted to use a scooter.
Mouse software to help someone with Parkinson’s.
Aids to rehabilitation of upper limb function for intensive care patients.
Therapy, Activities, Skills and Kinesiology (TASK) Boards for University Hospital Southampton
An electric grabber to replace a “Helping Hand” device for a client with weak hands
Our client cannot see and cannot operate the soft touch buttons on the hand controller supplied with a top end recliner chair. I made a holder for the controller that fixes it to the side of the chair and has four large and differently shaped buttons so they can be identified by touch.
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.
The safety screw tops found on many bottles that require the top to be squeezed before being turned, can be difficult to master by those with reduced dexterity. This solution requires a simple modification to standard slip-jaw pliers
A child struggled to climb the steep steps into his cabin bed. The steps were made deeper to allow him to get into bed unaided.
This is a handle which is designed to clip onto an Alcatel 1066 Mobile Phone to aid grip. There is a rigid and collapsible version of the handle available.
Following on from the Giant Scrabble Board, we were asked to provide a matching Rummikub game
This alarm unit is for use by a mobility impaired client, to wake up their deaf spouse in the night for assistance.
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.
The lady had suffered from sepsis and, as a consequence, had lost both hands and both feet. The NHS were able to provide a wheelchair and later prosthetic legs but had little to offer in the short term to provide hand functions. We were able to provide basic implements to enable her to feed herself, brush her hair, and to write birthday cards and sign cheques.