Woodwork

 

Chair raiser for swivel chair

Gary could not use his favourite arm chair as it was too low and no raisers were avaliable.
This project raised the chair by approx 75mm

Saucepan pouring robot

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

Travel Ramp

A family had rented a house close to their son’s care home to allow them to celebrate Christmas together. A shorter than usual, dismantlable and collapsable ramp was constructed for the job.

Load folding bike into car boot

The client wishes to be able to take a folding bike in his car boot, but is finding it harder to fold it up and load into the car. A stand was made to hold the bike while it was being folded.

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.

Special School Bed Modifications

A Special School in Birmingham had three very large ‘beds’ where children with learning difficulties could be placed in safe environments with sound or visual stimulation. However the canvas side panels intended to stop the children from falling off were insecure and incomplete. Secure canvas side panels, fitted to all four sides of each ‘bed’ were needed.

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.

Wheelchair sun & rain cover

The client’s visual impairment means that he is very suseptible to bright light. The design of his wheelchair means that the usual parasols do not work. A custom tubular steel canopy gives the necessary shade.

Bed raiser

The client has a very small cramped room. To create more storage space, he raised his bed on video cassette boxes. Extensions were made to his bed legs to give a safe increase in height not possible with commercial raisers.

Toilet transfer stool

Stable transfer stool enables a girl with the brittle bone disease to use toilet independently.

Toilet Steps

A five year old girl had inherited the dwarfism gene from her father giving her a reduced stature. She was having difficulty accessing the toilet in the family bathroom because of its height. There were also difficulties related to the dimensions of the bathroom which was not large.

Upper Limb Rehabilitation Aids

Aids to rehabilitation of upper limb function for intensive care patients.
Therapy, Activities, Skills and Kinesiology (TASK) Boards for University Hospital Southampton

Wheelchair slide

The client’s Occupational Therapist has requested a slide, to enable the child to remove himself from the wheelchair – and have fun doing so. The slide will also help to improve the child’s strength, as he will pull himself back up the slide to get back into his wheelchair.