Reduced mobility

 

Chair raiser for swivel chair

Gary could not use his favourite arm chair as it was too low and no raisers were avaliable.
This project raised the chair by approx 75mm

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.

Bath transfer aid

A young man with severe cerebral palsy and spasms was being lifted by his parents into and out of a Leckey bath chair for bathing, affecting their backs. The usual solutions of a wheeled hoist or overhead rail were not suitable. A sliding seat was made that allowed the wheeled hoist to be used outside the bath and the seat then slid over the bath.

Net curtain raiser/lowerer

The client is having increasing difficulty removing her window net curtains for washing and subsequently re-fitting them. Balancing on an unstable chair is no longer an option. A simple cord system allows her to easily raise and lower them when needed.

Sewing Machine Speed Controller

The client, who is a wheelchair user, was not able to use the foot operated speed controller for her new overlocker sewing machine.
A hand operated speed controller was constructed so that the client, who enjoys sewing, can now control the speed with her hand operated switches.

GPS Tracker

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.

Wider Wheelchair Wheels

Client has a lightweight wheelchair with narrow wheels that are uncomfortable over uneven terrain, such as cobbles. We were asked to fit bigger wheels to make pushing the chair easier and its occupant more comfortable.

Toilet transfer stool

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

Dog Treat Feeder (Mk 1)

A client was a lady in a wheelchair and training a new assistance dog. She needed a method to deliver treats to the dog but unable to do so.

Portable half step

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

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.

Baby-proof cot latch

The client has a cot with an opening door. The device makes it difficult for the child to undo the latch as two actions are needed.