The client needed arm support when seated. A standard dining chair was converted with a table rest.
This is a modification to the Homecraft Rolyan Pick-Up Reacher.
The problem with the standard grabber is that it only pinches the sides of an object if you pick it up from lying down. The modification with wider jaws and a design that curves round means that it can get underneath the object to ‘scoop’ it… making it easier to pick up (and also maintain hold with a weaker grip).
A bespoke mount to attach an Otto Bock channel forearm pad to a Freedom Chair A08.
This is a handle which is designed to clip onto a BT 4600 DECT Phone to aid grip. It is for those with weaker hands and/or limited mobility, and means that if grip is lost, the phone remains in the hand rather than dropping.
Add multi-purpose ‘desk top’ to child’s mobility chair so she could start school with her own table top.
The client requires a bracket to hold his crutches, but mounted in front of the seat. The area behind the seat is taken up by a cargo basket.
The client needed someone to help him put his jacket as he had difficulty putting his arms into the sleeves.
The client has very limited movement and enjoys looking at different visual stimuli. A light weight frame was made which clamps to his over-wheelchair table, from which visual stimuli can be suspended. A battery-powered fan provides movement.
Modifications to a standard Invacare headrest to make it more comfortable for a wheelchair user with MS.
Tracy needs a cupholder that clips onto the front of her wheelchair armrest, not on the side where it gets broken. A simple bracket was made that slips into the front of the armrest using the same fixing as her table.
The safety screw tops found on many bottles that require the top to be squeezed before being turned, can be difficult to master by those with reduced dexterity. This solution requires a simple modification to standard slip-jaw pliers
A teacher needed a device to help blind and partially sighted children to practice their ability to locate and identify sounds.
The limited adjustment of the client’s wheelchair footsupports meant that his feet were not supported comfortably. Longer cushions were added to the footplates to provide the required support.
This is a handle which is designed to clip onto an Alcatel 1066 Mobile Phone to aid grip. There is a rigid and collapsible version of the handle available.
Some people with e.g. cerebral palsy are unable to use physical controllers such as buttons and joysticks but are still able to make intentional hand movements. HandShake uses a pair of BBC Micro:bits to enable triggers to be sent to switchable communication software to enable speech to be composed. A trigger is sent to the communications device when the participant moves a hand above an adjustable threshold of acceleration.
For many high-tech assistive communication (AAC) users, it is difficult to see when they are composing a message. We implemented a system that visually indicates when communication software is being used.