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Stair gate for wheelchair user

The client uses a wheelchair. The passage from her bedroom to the bathroom crosses the head of the stairs, and the top step is very close, such that a small error in turning the chair out of the bedroom risks a front wheel rolling over the step and the wheelchair tipping over. There was no […]

Safety gate for wheelchair user

The client uses a wheelchair. The passage from her bedroom to the bathroom crosses the head of the stairs, and the top step is very close, such that a small error in turning the chair out of the bedroom risks a front wheel rolling over the step and the wheelchair tipping over. There was no […]

Wheelchair and pram connector

Nichola has a 9 year old daughter in a wheelchair and a newborn baby and wanted to take them both out together. The problem was how to push the wheelchair and the pram together. A frame was constructed to hold both wheelchair and pram. The two are easily put together & easily separated for independent […]

Washing machine knob device

This lady was unable to operate the controls on her washing machine. A 350mm long lever was made with a glued on socket which fitted over the control knob. The client pushes the knob in, when needed, by leaning her buttocks on the socket end of the lever which she works with her left hand. […]

Walking frame retarder

A common problem with walking frames is ‘running away’. Where a brake is fitted it is usually not suitable for controlling speed – what is required is a constant preset retarding force. This device uses a contoured roller, spring loaded onto the tyre. The ‘conflict’ of varying velocity ratio across the width of the roller […]

Vehicle seat insert for lateral support

Severely disabled young man needs his head and upper body supported on long car journeys. Any support had to fit the client snugly, be useable with the existing seat/seatbelt and removable for cleaning. Foam was cut to the shape of the seat and two laminations were cut to suit the shape of the client and […]

Umbrella/walking stick holder for electric scooter

The client uses an electric scooter, and wished to be able to carry her walking stick and an umbrella with her on the vehicle. A length of 68mm diameter plastic tubing for the umbrella, and a similar tube of 41mm diameter for the walking stick were each fitted with aluminium alloy plugs with two aluminium […]

Turning tool for door key

This client was unable to use a Yale type door key. A turning tool was made from a strip of 2mm aluminium sheet 250mm long. This was folded over itself to make a hollow lever which fits over the head of the key. The client can now lock and unlock her door without help. (Exeter)

Trumpet support for right hand use only

This boy is learning to play the trumpet but has use of his right hand only. He needed a flexible support as instrument cannot be stationery but must move with his body. A waist and neckband are provided and a strut which has a large fork to take the waist belt and a small fork […]

Trolley for visually impaired photographer

The client is an enthusiastic photographer who specializes in architectural work, notably in churches. Damage to his eyesight had severely impaired his hobby because of the difficulties it caused when taking his heavy equipment into churches and other buildings. A commercial lightweight trolley, designed to move loads up and down steps, was modified to carry […]

Stowaway ramp

The client has post polio syndrome and wished to use her scooter around the garden with access via a conservatory door. She wanted a ramp that could be folded away. A braced ramp was made that slides sideways on a steel tube supported below the doorstep and at the end of the stowing area by […]

Standing frame seat

A wheelchair user who needed to use a ‘standing frame’ to strengthen her leg muscles was hoisted to and from the standing frame. Her wheelchair could not be positioned directly in front of the standing frame as a bar protruded from the frame between her legs. It was not safe to hoist the client over […]

Stairlift lever

A middle aged man was left mentally muddled and with restricted movement after a brain injury. He could only be sat on his stair lift with the foot plate in the up position but then could not lower it when seated. The lever mechanism which is attached to the wall requires a simple pull to […]

Stair lift modification

A gentleman with decreasing power and movement in his hands and wrists was experiencing difficulties accessing the control switch on his rather elderly but still functional stair lift. A bracket was mounted on the seat of the chair and the control switch was relocated to the bracket in a position, which provided the client with […]

Special lectern

A middle-aged man with Parkinson’s disease needed a rest for books when reading sat in his armchair. Because of the shaking associated with this condition he cannot hold his books. The lectern designed has almost universal positioning to adjust for sitting comfort and light source. The plate swings into the vertical position to allow access […]