3D printing

 

One-handed bed remote control

The client has insufficient strength and movement to use the bed remote control unless it is held in exactly the correct position. A device was needed to hold the controller such that the client could reach it in the night and make adjustments using one finger.

Smoker’s Aid

A client that has very limited movement wants to continue to smoke but can only do so with constant help by carers. A ‘Smoker’s Robot’ also known as an ‘Able 2 Cigarette Holder’ was used but beware, the device as delivered, did not work.

Knitting Aid

One hand operated Knitting Aid built for a stroke patient

Window Opener

The client had trouble opening windows in her kitchen due to height / mobility issues. She also had psoriasis which made gripping any kind of implement a struggle due to dry skin.

Piano Wrists Support

A client doing a music course was struggling to keep her arms raised for longer than 10 minutes at a time. She requested supports for her wrists so that she could play the piano for longer periods.

Treadmill child safety rails

Conversion of an adult treadmill for a 4 year old child. The side rails provide handholds, and the front bar stops him from either tripping on the frame or knocking his head on the control panel. The frame is height adjustable to allow for growth.

Vibration therapy for child

A child was provided with a device to provide vibration stimulation to his feet to treat his habit of walking on his toes.

Chair controller button protector

The client uses a powered riser-recliner chair and finds the controller confusing, causing her to panic. A cover was made that allows her to use a restricted number of buttons, but still allows her careers full access.

Saucepan pouring robot

Lady required automatic robot to safely pour a saucepan of hot liquid from a hotplate into a mug..

3D printed plastic cupholder

Client with Muscular Dystrophy has difficulty holding cup, solution was a 3D printed cup holder. This final solution required several iterations using plastic mould and other trial items before reaching a satisfactory conclusion

Oxygen and Suction Hose Clamp for Bed Frame

End user is 15 year old child, has medical equipment in bedroom, oxygen concentrator and suction, long lengths of plastic tubing which needed to be kept tidy and safe, to prevent trips and to prevent damage to equipment. Previously was using tie-wraps to tie excess tubing to bed frame which was untidy. Nasal cannula and […]

Bradshaw Buggy Conversion mk2

A second conversion of a Bradshaw bowling buggy to motorised operation, very similar to first shown at https://www.makeability.org.uk/project/17549/bradshaw-buggy-conversion/
This conversion is ‘cleaner’ and neater and fits the batteries under the seat so the buggy is usable by anybody.

Blink activated alarm

A Raspberry Pi + Camera solution to allow someone with advanced MND to alert carers using just blinking.

Pump-action medicine dispenser aid

Many pump action medicine dispensers are fiddly to operate for those with reduced hand strength or dexterity. This simple plastic aid turns a fiddly one-handed operation into a simple two-handed one.