Seated for long periods

 

Laptop table

A low, wide and lightweight laptop table for a client

Drum Stool Removable Backrest

Professional drummer with MND needed a droppable backrest so that he could get onto his drum kit stool independently, so he can play at his leisure.

Electrically Controlled iPad Support Arm

Colin wanted an existing iPad stand to be motorised to allow the iPad to be moved in front or away from him as required.
The solution was to use a 12 volt linear motor, controlled by very sensitive switches that Colin could operate, as he had very little movement in his hands due to his MND.

I can jump waves on holiday!

Twin with Cerabral Palsy wanted to use his ‘K’ walker on their 1st seaside holiday on the sand and in the sea.

Drinking aid

A drinking aid using a hydration pack drink tube and bite valve, attached to a re-purposed tablet computer flexi arm desk stand.

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 […]