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Tandem buggy

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

Book stands

A special needs school required book stands for its pupils, but found that those from the preferred school supplier too expensive. Modifying “Brada” laptop stands from IKEA proved much more cost effective.

One-handed ponytail tie

Client is a young stroke patient who wished to tie her hair up into a pony tail using just her non-dominant left hand.

Wheeled garden tool holder

A gardening charity needed a means for a volunteer with severe back pain to carry documents, small gardening tools etc around the gardening site. A simple wheeled trolley was made that allows the user have access to her gardening impedimenta without having to bend.

Electric grabber

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.

Audible target for blind child

A blind child requires a target that he can practice throwing a ball at, to develop his ability to identify the direction and distance of sounds in everyday life. The target emits a continuous sound so that the child can determine its location and a separate sound when he successfully hits it with a thrown ball. The target can be attached to any suitable place, including a football net, cricket stumps, etc.

Jack for wheelchair archer

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.

Blind Go board

A blind person wished to play the ancient Chinese game of Go. A board with a grid of holes and grooves allows the player to correctly locate the pieces and feel their location without disturbing them. Two different shapes allow the”black” and “white” pieces to be distinguished.

Radio push-button controls

The client’s advancing dementia made it difficult to operate the baffling array of buttons on his new DAB radio.

Modify iPad support bracket to fit wheelchair

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.

Artist’s paint brush holder

The client has difficulty gripping the slender handle of her paint brush. This 3D-printed plastic holder will suit a range of brush sizes.

Wheelchair wheel straightening jig

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.

Power Assisted Picker

Client is a 9 years old with joint problems, they cannot bend down to pick things up and has weakness in wrists and hands. They have tried 2 different sorts of “pick up sticks”, neither useful as mechanical system offers to much resistance. So I decided it would have to be some sort of electro-mechanical […]

Trombone playing support

Padded dish … … mounted on client’s stand. A trombone player requires a support to take the weight of his instrument to allow him to continue playing after a stroke. A simple padded dish (a repurposed dog feeding bowl) was fitted to the client’s trombone stand with a length of threaded rod (to give height […]