Seated for long periods

 

Increase footrest height

The footrests on a wheelchair were too low to use causing the user back pain.
The only way that the chair could be used is by resting feet on the carrying basket, again an uncomfortable situation.
The supplier and wheelchair manufacturers had been contacted and they had no solution.

Large buttons for recliner chair

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.

Toilet seat back rest

A severely disabled wheelchair user needed a back rest for the toilet to allow her to continue living independently. No suitable commercial product available.

Head rest on shower chair

Makeability were contacted by an Occupational Therapist in Salford, whose client used their shower chair to move about at home due to its smaller size in comparison to his wheelchair. The shower chair however has no headrest fitted, which was a particular problem during seizures.

Workshop stool back support

The client needed a workshop stool that would provide support to his badly damaged pelvis and back to allow him to return to work in comfort. Working with him and his OT we devised the right amount of support, stability and mobility by modifying an existing commercially available stool.

Chair Headrest

The client uses a shower chair to move through his home and needed a head rest mounting on it.

Foot and leg exercisers for chair and wheelchair users

  Attached are two pictures of foot and leg exercising devices designed and made by two members of REMAP Gwent, who do have a very special interest in those who suffer from MS and their inability to get the crucial type of exercise they need. This will also apply to any other person who has […]

Seat foot rest

Original unsuitable arrangement Foot rest extension fitted… .. with padding added. The footrest of the client’s reclining armchair did not fully support her feet. A footrest extension piece was made with tubular supports that mated with tubes fixed to the underside of the existing footrest. An alternative solution to a similar problem: Modify foot rest […]

Anchoring pedal exercisers

There is often a need to fix pedal exercisers in relation to the client’s chair, to stop them travelling when in use. The problem can be solved by standing both pedal assembly and chair on a board. The example shown was made for use in a hospital, and so is adjustable to suit different clients’ […]

Prone trolley

This lady had broken her back and the continuous use of a wheelchair was causing discomfort. A prone trolley was found to be greatly beneficial but being no longer available commercially, we were asked to design and produce a similar device. The wheels were begged from the local wheelchair services, although used, they were in […]