The client struggles to get up from a wheeled garden seat when gardening. The handles on the seat are too low and the seat moves sideways when getting up. A pair of free-standing handles provide the required height and their bases act a brakes on the seat.
The client has learning difficulties and does not recognise numbers. He has been given an allotment near his home as he is a very keen gardener. The allotment has a keypad lock however which he cannot operate. It is necessary to first press C for clear. The client can do this. A five digit code […]
Finished seat Forming the seat cushion Underside of seat showing screw height adjustment and plywood board tool tray The client is an amputee and requires a wheeled seat to allow her to continue with her gardening. The seat cushion needs to be custom shaped to suit the asymmetric amputation and have arms to help her […]
This lady is a wheelchair user and found it difficult to hang out her washing due to the height of the washing line. An additional pole was concreted in halfway along the washing line and 4-armed rotating arms mounted at the top of all three of the posts. Operating cords were attached to the ends […]
This lady has multiple sclerosis and she cannot raise her arms sufficiently to hang out her washing. Two garden clothes poles were made with cross members which could be raised and lowered by a winch. Washing lines are fixed between the cross members. The lines can therefore be at the low point for pegging out washing and […]
Connor, a three year old boy with Down’s syndrome, needed to get on his trampoline safely. A ladder made from decking planks locks onto the trampoline frame and has nowhere he can trap his head, arms or legs. Connor can now get on and off without assistance.
Children at Ravenscliffe School love gardening but some can contribute little or nothing to the activity. A wheelbarrow that can be attached to a wheelchair would be a useful enabling facility, especially if the child could make it tip. Severely handicapped children can be motivated by participating in the activity rather than merely watching. The […]
The client has only the use of one hand and arm and needs to cut logs with a chainsaw for a wood-burning stove. A bench was made to support the chainsaw between a pair of pivoted brackets, placed & secured above the log to be cut. The logs can now be safely cut using only one […]
A young girl with cerebral palsy has a play trampoline at home, approximately one metre high. She needed to be lifted onto it by her mother, which restricts her use of the trampoline. A set of wooden steps were made to enable her to get on to the trampoline herself. The steps allow her to […]
This client has arthritis and cannot raise her arms above chest height. She wanted to hang her washing on an outside line. A continuous loop of clothes line was fixed at the usual height at one end and attached to a pulley. This can be raised and lowered on a guide bar by a hand […]
This man could not grip a spade handle to dig his garden. A device was made where the spade slides in a ‘hook’ attached to a modified leg caliper, which is strapped to the wrist (which is strong enough to support it). He can now dig his garden.
A young boy with severe learning difficulties and visual impairment who was unable to walk loved to go on the public swings in the park but had grown out of the “baby swings”. He wanted to use the larger swings but needed to be held in a secure position. The client’s mother supplied a lath […]
The three year old client has balance and mobility problems. The stone steps from the house to a decking area where he plays are narrow and steep. He also needed a rail to hold on to when going down steps. A set of wooden steps, deeper and less steep, with a hand rail which is […]
The client, an amputee wheelchair user, who lives alone required a double ramp that would allow him to exit and enter the house and to secure the door from either side without aid. The ramps were constructed from plywood with a side guard to ensure that the wheelchair cannot run over the edge. To bridge […]
A woman who is a wheelchair user wanted to hang her laundry on an outside clothesline. A continuous clothes line traveling between two pulleys one at fixed height (in the garden) and the other, capable of being raised and lowered, was attached to the garage wall. The client can now have independence and freshly dried […]
The client uses a rotovator and has an artificial foot. When using the rotovator, the shoe on the artificial foot becomes filled with soil. A protective boot was made by cutting a standard Wellington boot above the foot area and then connecting the upper part of the boot using a peg and key hole arrangement. […]