A 9 year old boy with cerebral palsy uses a recumbent trike to strengthen leg muscles, but he is not strong enough to pedal up hills. The project provides electrical assistance by modifying the trike to add a motor, battery, pedal sensor and control module. This was complicated by the larger wheel required for the motor necessitating relocating the rear brake, fitting a new brake lever with cut out switch and emergency kill switch for the electrics.
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A woman had an above the knee amputation and need a detachable stump support
A 9 year old boy with cerebral palsy uses a Lecky walker for mobility. As he has grown, the walker is no longer sufficiently stable when he is moving around outside. The project was to angle the large wheels of the walker like a sports wheelchair to increase the track width and improve stability.
The client is a retired engineer now living in a care home. He is suffering from Alzheimer’s and keeps trying to dismantle things in the home. The care staff wanted an activity board to keep him occupied. Some are commercially available but none of them seem to match his needs.
First time mum found it difficult to change a dirty nappy with limited use of her right hand. Her wriggly baby was forever putting his foot in the wrong place!
Modify a paintbrush so it can be fitted to a head band
A three year old child was born with no legs below the knees and no arms below the elbows, hence no hands or feet. He wanted to use a scooter.
A client with MS needed steps to access a swimming pool at a shallow angle.
A severely disabled wheelchair user needed a back rest for the toilet to allow her to continue living independently. No suitable commercial product available.
Client was a quadriplegic with a small amount of movement in one hand. He smoked “roll-up” cigarettes that needed frequent lighting.
A 3 year old with shortened limbs need steps to get ion to the toilet and to use the washbasin.
The problem was a severely disabled 6 year old used a wheel chair. The child’s mother couldn’t find a rain canopy to fit.
Fred is a client with mobility difficulties who had problems at mealtimes because lack of space in his kitchen forced him to sit sideways at his table while eating. This twisted position made mealtimes uncomfortable. A robust swivel chair was purchased at a jumble sale. The arms and castors were removed and a footrest was […]
Brenda, a lady with severe arthritis in her knees, wanted to continue to take holidays with her husband in their touring caravan.However, she was unable to climb into the caravan when it was parked. Without the caravan, poor access to hotels and toilet facilities prevented the couple from having holidays. A set of wooden steps […]
Ron is a large man who had had a severe stroke and was proving a handful for his carers to shower, as he had a tendency to slip heavily sideways to his left when being showered. The carers found it hard work to keep propping him up while they washed him. A side support made […]
Stella is a lady who had had a mild stroke. She wanted to take her 3-wheeled walker with her when using her scooter. This would enable her to drive to the shops or to church and then use her walker for access. A steel frame bolted to the rear of the scooter enables Stella to carry […]