How to enable a child with Nemaline Myopathy to use his arms so that he can use a tablet, play with toys etc.
Standard bed rails will not fit a profiling bed without interfering with the mechanism. A standard rail was adapted to allow it to be clamped directly to the mattress support frame while maintaining the bed’s functions..
The client is a potential Para-olympic shooter and wheelchair bound. He needed an easily dis-mountable table attached to his chair which supports his elbows and the rifle. A table was designed which fitted to he chair side rails.
Our client suffered from MND and a support had been made to help lift her head, but she was finding it a little difficult to move her head sideways to look at her computerised vision driven voice box or her carer. 0
The client is an 18 year old who has cerebral palsy. He was sharing a room with his brother, sleeping in the bottom bunk with his brother sleeping on the top bunk. The client is now using a profiling bed but with the existing bunk bed still required for his brother the client cannot move around the room in his wheelchair. The request was to modify the existing bunk bed so that the profiling bed could fit under the top bunk.
A low, wide and lightweight laptop table for a client
A child uses an Invacare Action 3 Junior wheelchair and now that a new sibling has arrived, her mother would like to take them both out together. An adapter was made to allow the seat of the baby’s standard buggy to be fitted to the wheelchair.
This trolley allows a standard wheelchair to go off road to provide a child access to the beach for the first time.
Using the gas cooker, whilst seated in powered wheelchair. Client has burned herself burned /scalded herself moving the pots on the gas cooker.
Client can position wheelchair comfortably up to and underneath the gas cooker, she has some weakness in her hands which may have contributed to her difficulties moving the pots
A two way stair gate latch was required
Colin wanted an existing iPad stand to be motorised to allow the iPad to be moved in front or away from him as required.
The solution was to use a 12 volt linear motor, controlled by very sensitive switches that Colin could operate, as he had very little movement in his hands due to his MND.
The client has a business polishing motorcycle wheels. He has specialist polishing equipment but to use It he must support the wheels for long periods in his hands. His medical condition is gradually causing a weakness in his arms and eventually will not be able to support weights for long periods […]
A child who used a wheeled walker at School for mobility wanted to be able to collect his lunch from the canteen and take it to his table as all classmates do.
Robust parallel bars for physio / exercise, made bars from stainless steel tube, so that they won’t break (as the previous wooden ones had).
The client fears falling off her stairlift. A safety rail was added to provide the reassurance required.
The client lives alone in a bungalow and is having problems getting her meals from the kitchen to the lounge. The OT and client had tried a smaller metal tray and was asking for handles to be fitted to the tray.