3D printing

 

Homecraft Pick-Up Reacher Modification

This is a modification to the Homecraft Rolyan Pick-Up Reacher.

The problem with the standard grabber is that it only pinches the sides of an object if you pick it up from lying down. The modification with wider jaws and a design that curves round means that it can get underneath the object to ‘scoop’ it… making it easier to pick up (and also maintain hold with a weaker grip).

Large buttons for recliner chair

Our client cannot see and cannot operate the soft touch buttons on the hand controller supplied with a top end recliner chair. I made a holder for the controller that fixes it to the side of the chair and has four large and differently shaped buttons so they can be identified by touch.

Accessibility Handle for BT 4600 DECT Phone

This is a handle which is designed to clip onto a BT 4600 DECT Phone to aid grip. It is for those with weaker hands and/or limited mobility, and means that if grip is lost, the phone remains in the hand rather than dropping.

Giant Rummikub Board

Following on from the Giant Scrabble Board, we were asked to provide a matching Rummikub game

Giant Scrabble Board

A day centre wanted a Giant Scrabble board that could be used by members of all abilities.
The board was 1.5m square and was constructed with a metal sandwich so that magnetic tiles would stick to it, this was mounted on a wall.
Each tile was 85mm square, has raised, tactile, characters and with a handle that can be gripped using a grabber.
The tiles and positioning corners were 3D printed.

Nurse Call Button

A holder for existing nurse call units in hospitals that allows the unit to be used by patients with limited mobility and/or dexterity. Developed initially for use by stroke patients in a specialist ward.

Night Time Alert

This alarm unit is for use by a mobility impaired client, to wake up their deaf spouse in the night for assistance.

Light Switch Adaptation

A wall mounted adaptation to allow a height impaired person to operate a standard light switch from lower down, without the need for rewiring or use of “smart” lighting.

Wheelchair-mounted turn disc

The client uses a turning disc when transfering from his wheelchair. Normally, this would be mounted on the floor and the wheelchair footrests moved out of the way. The wheelchair footrests are fixed, so a de-mountable method of fixing the turning disc to the wheelchair is required.

Very bright bedside reading lamp

An elderly lady needed a very bright bedside light to enable her to continue her passion for reading. This light was constructed from a 30W LED floodlight and made use of 3D printed parts to protect the electrical connections.

Push Button Sewing Machine Control

Our client, with tetraplegia, is able to manipulate his arms enough in order to push and pull and very lightly hook (or hold) objects in his otherwise immobile fingers. He has sufficient patience and skill to use a sewing machine to make rubber padded gloves to protect the hands of fellow wheelchair users.

Speech communicator

Our client was having trouble communicating with those around her. Her low vision and other disabilities made talking and using equipment difficult. The solution, specially developed by Remap, was a dedicated speech communication device.

Artist’s paint brush holder

The client has difficulty gripping the slender handle of her paint brush. This 3D-printed plastic holder will suit a range of brush sizes.

Special snooker cue rest

The client has difficulty in forming a cue rest with his hand. A rest body was made from hardwood and the rests 3-D printed in plastic. There are two different supports and spacers, and an M5 button-headed socket screw.The support is dis-assembled using an allen key Brisrol panel case ref 11\15-04