Electronics

 

Bed mattress lifter and call switch

The client with motor neuron disease has inadequate strength in his hands to operate his mattress elevator to allow him to get out of bed unaided, or to summon assistance. Foot operated switches were attached to the side of his bed.

Joystick To USB Mouse Adaptor

Adam is a keen computer gamer and also relies on his computer for many things. Although he has some movement in his fingers he is no longer able to move his computer mouse. He can now use an adapted miniature joystick to move the computer mouse pointer around the screen.

Saucepan pouring robot

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

Blink activated alarm

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

Integramouse Motorised Support Arm

When on his computer, the client uses a mouth controlled Integramouse on an adjustable arm. He needs the Integramouse to move out of sight of the screen on occasions and then return when needed once again

Positioning Alert

A lightweight, rechargeable electronic armband which produces a sound when it detects that the user is leaning with excessive pressure for a continuous duration.

Talking Archery Target

A blind child wishes to use archery as a means to improve his ability to use sound as a guide to the outside world and to join in sports activities with his peers. A talking archery target advises him where his arrows have struck and how to adjust his aim.

Bed Controller Modification

The client is mostly paralysed from the neck down except that he can move one arm but has minimal grip. The only way he could press the buttons on the hand held bed controller was to bite the buttons with his teeth.

Sewing Machine Speed Controller

The client, who is a wheelchair user, was not able to use the foot operated speed controller for her new overlocker sewing machine.
A hand operated speed controller was constructed so that the client, who enjoys sewing, can now control the speed with her hand operated switches.

GPS Tracker

The client is a power wheel chair user who is able to control the chair himself but unable to use his hands to use a mobile ‘phone.

Dog Treat Feeder (Mk 1)

A client was a lady in a wheelchair and training a new assistance dog. She needed a method to deliver treats to the dog but unable to do so.