Chair controller button protector

Project  / Project number: BK2019/209  /  Status:

Chair controller button cover

Chair controller in original condition and as modified


The challenge

The controller for this chair has four buttons mounted close together. Two of the buttons resulted in the chair becoming completely horizontal which caused the client to panic.  Her carers requested that these two buttons should be covered so that the client could not accidentally operate them.


The solution

A cover for the two buttons was 3D printed and attached to the controller.  The cover is held in place by a strap secured by screws so that it can be returned to its original state at the end of the loan period.  Small holes over the switches allow the carers to activate the covered switches with a sharpish implement when needed.

The benefit

The client can safely operate the chair without affecting the function of the controller for others.

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