Container opener


Cardboard box opener

This client struggled to open food packaging. He was unable to manipulate scissors and had a tremor in his arms that affected the fine motor movements needed to open packets. A large handled tool to peel back lids and pierce through cardboard and packaging was suggested. No device will open everything and the client could […]

Bleach bottle opener

The client was unable to open ‘safety’ caps of bottles containing liquids like bleach due to rheumatoid arthritis in her hands. A tapered fork was made from aluminium angle and fitted with a wooden handle, it has teeth on one side only. The fork, when pushed over the bottle cap, squeezes the sides and holds […]

Belly vice

The 51 year-old client had had a cerebral haemorrhage/stroke and was unable to use one arm. He had previously used a wooden “belly vice” to help him grip and open tins and bottles. Only plastic vices are now available and they break easily. He asked the panel to make him a new wooden one. An […]