Transportation

 

Wheelchair Trolley

The client’s two children are both wheelchair users and to improve the family’s freedom during a trip to the USA (as well as at home), a modification was needed to allow both children to be pushed by a single parent.

Wheelchair Turntable

A man who had a stroke now uses an attendant propelled wheelchair. The access/egress from the house in which he resided was difficult with a need to negotiate a right angle bend in a very confined location. An infill next to a step provided a level access and incorporated a turntable on which the chair could be rotated to the new direction.

Car tailgate closer

The client was unable to reach up to close the tailgate of her car. A simple foam-covered hook was made which engages with the door handle.

Buggy mounting steps

Buggy with steps in position Transit wheels in use Several of the children at a special school arrive in  MacLaren buggies which are quite high and they are unable to climb in and out of them. Because of their height and the fact that the seat is angled back, the children struggle to reach the […]

BK2017/20 – Modify car steering wheel spinner

Modified spinner fitted to steering wheel Unmodified spinner showing opening … … and now closed up The client wished to replace the spinner that he uses to control his car steering wheel, but the replacement model had an opening in its handle which made it hard to use. A metal closure was fitted and the […]

Restraint harnesses

Harness for use in vehicles Harness for use while walking – rear view … … and front Client is a very active adult with learning difficulties and uses a Model 28 Crelling restraint harness when travelling in a vehicle (in addition to the normal car seat belt) and a separate harness while walking (for the […]

Padded window guard

The client who is a wheelchair user is liable to hurt themselves on a bus window due to uncontrolled movements. A foam pillow was covered in leatherette type material and fitted with suction cups to attach to the window when required. Bristol Panel case ref. 1\15-04

Bus wheelchair ramp operating tool

The client is a bus driver with 1st Bus and walks with a stick. The double-decker buses have a standard built-in wheelchair ramp which is extended when needed by opening a small flap on the floor and deploying the ramp manually with a lever arrangement. This requires some effort and balance which the client was […]

Oxygen cylinder carrier for wheelchair

The client relies on bottled oxygen. When taken outdoors in her wheelchair she had to securely hold the oxygen cylinder between her legs, resting it on the foot plates of the wheelchair. Two support brackets are held in place on the wheelchair tubulars by lock screws. The brackets do not interfere with the folding of […]

Luggage carrier

The client required for the the family luggage to fit her manual wheelchair when travelling by public transport. Maneuverability, stability, lightness and ease of attachment were important. The solution was made of lightweight tubular steel with two front castors and two rear connecting arms with fastenings to the foot rest brackets. The client and her […]

Folding crutches

The client likes to ride pillion on her husband’s motorcycle, but cannot dismount without her crutches. The requirement was for folding crutches that can be carried in a back pack. An old pair of aluminium elbow crutches was cut and fitted with box hinges from aluminium rod with carbon fibre tongues, arranged to fold in […]

Car seat restraint

The client has Parkinson’s disease and cannot remain upright when sitting in the passenger seat of a car. A second seat belt was added to retain the client in his seat. The first belt went around the seat back to act as a fixing and location for the second. The second fits around the client’s […]

Canoe landing support

The client is a very keen canoe instructor who is paraplegic. Her mother provides transport and assistance. Being quite petite, she had problems loading the heavy canoe onto the roof rack of her car. A two-piece folding and telescopic support was made. This is fitted with rubber-covered rollers which easily allow the mother to support, then […]