Drum kit modification to allow the high hat and bass drum, normally operated by foot pedal, to be operated by hand.
Wheelchairs/powerchairs and scooters
This trolley allows a standard wheelchair to go off road to provide a child access to the beach for the first time.
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
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 […]
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
Wooden banana shaped rocking frame for a wheelchair
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
A bespoke wheelchair table
A modified wheelchair attachment to support a raincover for a child.
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.
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.