Window opener for Helen

Project  / Project number: 452/07 2009  /  Status:


The challenge

Window opener over kitchen sinkHelen could not reach the handles to lock and unlock the windows in her ground-floor flat. The handles include both left-hand and right-hand release buttons, and the mechanisms are rather stiff.

The operating lever has a hinge so that Helen can adjust it to suit the alignment of her wheelchair relative to each window; there are twin button-pressing arms for left and right hand catches; and a tommy bar that allows her to apply plenty of torque to ensure secure locking.

Helen is now able to open and close her windows as she wishes without asking for help.