Smoking and drinking aids

Project  / Project number: 13/1319  /  Status:


The challenge

Client whose only mobility was his head , thus confined to a wheelchair.  Client wanted to be able to have a drink and smoke a cigarette without a member of the care staff assisting him. The cigarette holder was articulated on a flexible arm, the cigarette held in a cigarette holder the holder being clipped into a mount attached to the flexible arm, the only assistance required was to mount the cigarette and light it.  A gutter section was placed under the holder to catch the ash. The drinking cup holder was specifically made to fit the care home cups, luckily a cheap car cup holder fitted the bill this was mounted on an aluminium arm attached to the wheelchair.