A talking digital micrometer for a blind engineer
The client has a business polishing motorcycle wheels. He has specialist polishing equipment but to use It he must support the wheels for long periods in his hands. His medical condition is gradually causing a weakness in his arms and eventually will not be able to support weights for long periods […]
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).
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.
A sculpted foam pen and pencil holder for people with difficulty gripping.
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.
The client needed a workshop stool that would provide support to his badly damaged pelvis and back to allow him to return to work in comfort. Working with him and his OT we devised the right amount of support, stability and mobility by modifying an existing commercially available stool.
A child with spina bifida also has difficulties with eye sight and neck pain and he struggles to look down at what he is reading. He finds it much more comfortable to look directly in front of him. He requires a stand for his tablet and his books.
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.
Adapting shop workstation to make it more accessible
A deeper lap table means it can safely be used with a laptop computer.
Existing location of controller … … and required location. New carrier plate and re-used clamping bracket The new arrangement The client’s pedestrian-controlled motorised wheelchair was awkward to manoeuvre in restricted spaces because the rear-mounted controller protruded too far and there was insufficient adjustment in its mounting bracket. A new carrier plate was made to […]
The problem … … and the solution. The bracket The client has arthritis and finds it hard to manipulate the plug of the charging lead into the matching socket of her laptop. A simple bracket was made from 3mm aluminium, to which the charger lead was secured with cable ties. It was bent […]
Following a rash of window opener jobs I decided to try and find a quick, easy, inexpensive and efficient solution for most windows. I have developed an opener that in many cases allows for the job to be completed in a single visit of less than 30 minutes. The big problem that panel members encounter […]
Mounting bracket Stand for outdoor use Workbench stand Drilling workpiece on bench Sawing wood with mitre block The client’s cerebral palsy makes it hard for him to hold steady the cordless drill that he uses for his DIY projects, with his carer’s help, for both drilling and driving screws. Two stands were made, one […]
The client’s spinal problem made it difficult to get up from a sitting position at his desk. A ladder-type stand was made that allows him to pull himself up. For stability, it is bolted to the desk. The client is very happy with it and thinks it looks like a piece of Ercol furniture. The […]