The client is a wheelchair user, he has a young child and wants to be able to get the child in and out of the cot from a sitting position.
Wheelchairs/powerchairs and scooters
Client with short arms requires an adjustable bracket for the controller of her wheelchair to make it easier to reach and to move out of the way when not needed.
A mother of a disabled child wishes to take her out in her special disabled buggy with her younger child in a standard buggy. A bracket was made to clip the two buggies together
Zoe wants to be able to pick items up from the floor when in her wheelchair, but does not have the strength to use commercially available pick-up sticks. A powered grabber was made using an electric claw from a toy robotic arm.
A wheelchair user wishes to return to archery. To avoid the bow clashing with one of the wheelchair wheels, he removes one wheel and supports the chair on a jack. A change of wheelchair means the jack no longer fits his chair. A bracket was made to fix the jack in place to allow one wheel to be removed.
The special needs school required an outdoor mud kitchen for children in wheelchairs to play. The simple free-standing structure has two table heights to suit different sizes of wheelchairs and provision for storing kitchen utensils.
Everyday wheelchair modified to go up Snowdon.
A deeper lap table means it can safely be used with a laptop computer.
The problem was a severely disabled 6 year old used a wheel chair. The child’s mother couldn’t find a rain canopy to fit.
The client had purchased an iPad support bracket to attach to his motorised wheelchair, but this was made of round section aluminium and not compatible with the smaller, square tube mounting bracket provided under the wheel chair’s arm.
The client required an internal ramp such that she could be wheeled by a carer from floor level up to the patio door threshold onto the commercially manufactured aluminium suitcase ramp for access outside.
A wheelchair basketball club frequently damage their wheels and find it difficult and expensive to get them straightened at bicycle repair shops, whose jig are made for bicycles which have different spindles from wheelchairs.
A special needs school needed an activity wall similar to those found in almost every junior school playground. The complication was that most of the children at the school were in wheel chairs so they could not access the usual type.
Wheelchair with foot rests raised … … and foot rests down in normal use. The client was struggling to carry out standing transfers from wheelchair to toilet, particularly when out and about. “Ladder bars” handles were bolted onto the underside of the wheelchair’s existing footrests, and a new plate fitted to allow the footrests to […]
Head rest fitted to dining chair, wheelchair behind Brackets with paper template Brackets fitted to chair back The client uses a wheelchair with a headrest to support her head, but wishes to use a standard dining chair while eating. A headrest is required to prevent potential choking. The solution agreed was to add a bracket […]
The problem The ramps in position The ramps Commercial ramps are not adjustable to suit the front door threshold. They cannot deal with the height difference inside (100mm) and out (175mm) and allow the door to be closed with the ramps in position. Two new wooden ramps, one for outside and one for inside, made […]