Wheelchairs/powerchairs and scooters

 

Off Road Wheelchair Trolley

This trolley allows a standard wheelchair to go off road to provide a child access to the beach for the first time.

Cooker Hob Guard Modification

Using the gas cooker, whilst seated in powered wheelchair. Client has burned herself burned /scalded herself moving the pots on the gas cooker.
Client can position wheelchair comfortably up to and underneath the gas cooker, she has some weakness in her hands which may have contributed to her difficulties moving the pots

Hands Up Alternative

A nine year old girl with cerebral palsy wanted to be able to attract her teacher’s attention like all the other pupils did by raising their hands. It needed to be visible to allow the teacher to see, but not disruptive to the class. It also needed to be easily detachable when not required. What was created was a cantilevered light […]

Lift on Mobility Scooter

A man who had polio as a child is now in his 70’s and finds it difficult to climb on to his mobility scooter

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.

Smoker’s Aid

A client that has very limited movement wants to continue to smoke but can only do so with constant help by carers. A ‘Smoker’s Robot’ also known as an ‘Able 2 Cigarette Holder’ was used but beware, the device as delivered, did not work.

Rotating Camera Mount

An electronically controlled, motorised camera mount was created and fixed to the client’s wheelchair to help her film videos for her YouTube channel. A toggle switch attached to the arm rest controls the motorised mount, allowing the camera to be rotated slowly in either direction whilst filming […]

Modified Baby Cot

Mum of 7 month old baby, and full time wheelchair user, couldn’t put her baby into the cot, as it was the wrong height for her to wheel underneath, and the sides dropped down preventing her from getting near enough to get the baby in and out.

Wheelchair Wheel Guard

A hand guard to prevent the client’s right hand from slipping off the wheelchair arm rest and bumping against the wheelchair tyre was required.

Wheelchair Armrest Bracket

The plastic bracket which held the armrests in place on a manual wheelchair broke. The client’s friend milled me a new one in aluminium for the right hand side. This worked well for years, but then the bracket for the left arm broke, and the client’s friend was no longer able to create a new one for him.

Travel Ramp

A family had rented a house close to their son’s care home to allow them to celebrate Christmas together. A shorter than usual, dismantlable and collapsable ramp was constructed for the job.

Bradshaw Buggy Conversion mk2

A second conversion of a Bradshaw bowling buggy to motorised operation, very similar to first shown at https://www.makeability.org.uk/project/17549/bradshaw-buggy-conversion/
This conversion is ‘cleaner’ and neater and fits the batteries under the seat so the buggy is usable by anybody.