Scotland

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Sink tap operating aids

The client, who has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair, is unable to raise her arms much above waist level and was unable to operate the special mixer tap on her bowl and a half sink. The tap lever was drilled through to take four lengths of nylon cord. The cords were taken through screw […]

Securing stabiliser on tricycle

Fraser’s mother was afraid he could not stay on his bike when it was moving so a belted support was added. This necessitated the raising of the saddle. Foot blocks to prevent the bike toppling sideways were requested. Blocks were rejected because the height needed was too great. The answer was to fasten the belted […]

Adaptation to bath tap rail

A lady with arthritis and a general stiffness needs the aid of a bath rail to get out of the bath which can be fitted temporarily when needed at the tap end. The difficulty was that the tap handles are so close to the wall that it was impossible to insert the rail over the […]

Spreaders for chair legs

A schoolgirl with ataxic cerebral palsy, limited mobility and limited understanding, is preferred by her occupational therapist and by the school to use standard school equipment where possible. Because her movements are uncontrolled she tends to tip her chair backward. A ‘spreader’ was fitted to the rear legs of the chair which now makes it […]

Angled block to position remote controls

The client has multiple sclerosis which is affecting his hand function. This has resulted in his having difficulty operating the remote controls for his TV and radio. A wooden block was made to hold both remote controls firmly in place, so that all the client has to do is press buttons. An additional refinement is […]

TV mounting bracket

The client is an early teenage boy with severe cerebral palsy. His parents bought a TV for his bedroom but a position for it could not be found so that he could watch it from his bed. They suggested fixing it high on the wall by means of a bracket , but this was judged […]

Provision of adjustable bed rail

The client has progressive weakness in all muscle groups affecting her abilities to walk, sit upright for long periods, and great difficulty moving and turning in bed. She needs a shallow bed rail to assist her to turn or otherwise move her position in the bed, but the rail must not impede her ability to […]

Security cover for gas cooker control knobs

The clients have an autistic son whose behaviour is unpredictable. If in the kitchen on his own, he sometimes turns on the gas cooker controls, such that the parents have frequently to check that they are all in the ‘off’ position. A stainless steel lockable cover was made which fits securely over that knobs which […]

Device to assist putting on velcro shoes

A lady with severe arthritis and with practically no movement in her hip joints, had great difficulty placing on her shoes and fastening the velcro. An available long-handled tool (a ‘helping hand’) was modified by cuttting and bracketing at the lower end to provided an angled, rather than a straight grasping action. The client can […]

Work surface attachment for wheelchair

Young lad with brittle bones syndrome has to spend all his time in a wheelchair in a semi-supine position, which means that he is unable to follow any pursuits or interests which involve a flat working surface. A table unit was constructed which is fixed to the wheelchair and provides a working surface at approximately […]

Wobble board

This child has global developmental delay, whereby he is oversensitive to outside stimuli, particularly to movement. During therapy it was noted that he could tolerate mild movement when it is accompanied by a visual and auditory focus. A wobble board with Perspex surface and including glass marbles was made. The child, by focusing on the […]

Wheelyboat seat

Wheelchair user John used a small portable chair to support himself whilst fishing in a wheelyboat. However, it is unstable as it cannot be fastened to one boat as John fishes from several boats. The practical solution was to supply two battens with three holes in each to allow the chair legs to be set […]

Wheelchair video mounting

This severely disabled young man had finished school and required a challenge to stimulate activity to compensate for the loss of care available. The video camera was attached to the chair in a fixed position to allow his limited hand movement to operate the camera whilst being able to rotate the wheelchair to allow for […]

Wheelchair arm guard

Young lad has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. His right arm, at shoulder and elbow, tends to rotate backwards behind him at any time without notice. If it happens when he is being wheeled through a doorway, it could damage his right arm. An adjustable guard rail was made from plastic piping with […]

Washing line adaptation

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 […]

Walking aid modification

A 16-year old girl with cerebral palsy, ataxia and learning difficulties required a four wheeled walking aid but had problems with her feet kicking the rear wheels. The existing handles were extended using 22mm chromed tubing which matched exactly. The existing hand grips and brake levers were moved. The balance and stability of the device […]