Dressing/undressing eqpt

 

Coat donning aid

The client needed someone to help him put his jacket as he had difficulty putting his arms into the sleeves.

Sock aid for prosthetic limb

The client needed a device to help him put on the special neoprene sock onto his leg to which the prosthetic limb is attached as he had difficulty reaching down.

One-handed ponytail tie

Client is a young stroke patient who wished to tie her hair up into a pony tail using just her non-dominant left hand.

Aid to put on outdoor clothing (cape)

The clients condition leaves her very weak, and unable to lift her arms. She has a powered wheelchair, with which she is very confident and skilled but is unable to put on an outdoor coat independently. She has an overhead hoist available. The client had a cape made which was fitted with 4 magnets sewn […]

Sock aid

The client struggles generally with dressing, in particular putting on his socks, because he is unable to bend to any degree due to his condition.  The dressing aid supplied by social services required too much bending.  A commercial aid that would have suited (and similar in design to the one actually made) had poor reviews […]

Dressing stick

  The client required a telescopic dressing stick with a handle suitable for her reduced hand gripping ability. The stainless steel telescopic shaft of an inspection tool formed the main body. An aluminium handle was formed to match the shape of the client’s hand, joined by a small cover plate. A turned aluminium boss was […]

Telescopic shoe buckle fastening device

The client needed a device to help fastening her shoe buckle without bending, which she could collapse and carry in her handbag. A telescopic pointing device (used in presentations etc) was modified by fitting a hook. The shoe buckles were punched with a small holes and small metal rings fitted so that the telescopic pointer […]

Clothing aid

The gentleman has a spinal injury and is unable to put on his shirt or jacket without assistance. A spring-loaded post was constructed to hold his clothes at a height at which he could put his arms into them and as he walked forward the jacket/shirt was freed from the post. The client can now […]

Device to assist putting on velcro shoes

A lady with severe arthritis and with practically no movement in her hip joints, had great difficulty placing on her shoes and fastening the velcro. An available long-handled tool (a ‘helping hand’) was modified by cuttting and bracketing at the lower end to provided an angled, rather than a straight grasping action. The client can […]

Sock aid

A lady with multiple sclerosis is still able to dress herself apart from her socks. A unit was made upon which a sock could be fitted and which has long handles which the lady can reach to pull the socks onto her feet. The preservation of independence and dignity, and a feeling of being normal’ […]

Dressing aid for jacket or shirt

The client has limited arm movement with consequent difficulty in putting on jacket, shirt etc. He could not get a garment over his left shoulder. Various commercial aids had been tried by therapist but without success. We identified that the client’s body movement should be employed by supporting the garment from a removable clip and […]

Dressing aid for Jack

Jack needed help putting on coats and shirts. The garment was put on a hanger which was fixed to a lifting system mounted on a chair. The hanger is raised by an electric motor (taken from an electric can opener) controlled by a head-operated switch. Jack can now put on his shirt and jacket unaided. […]

Device for putting on boots

The client has had a bad stroke and lost the use of his right arm and leg. He wears a caliper and special boot that he had great difficulty putting on. The device made clips onto the caliper fitting on the boot and enables the client to move the boot in any direction to get […]

Bra doing-up device

This lady is severely arthritic and found it difficult to do up the hooks and eyes whilst the bra is in tension. One end is gripped by a bag sealer on the plate. The bra is then threaded around the waist and the other end held by the other bag sealer. The hooks and eyes […]

Ankle/foot orthosis/shoe fitting aid

An ankle foot orthosis (AFO) wearer, Mandy, cannot put shoes on unaided, which prevents independent living. The solution was a plywood frame consisting of a swiveling footplate with a non-slip base attached to a leg rest made from plastic pipe.  The assembly is placed in the footplate, the client puts her foot into the assembly and eases […]

Ankle foot orthosis aid

The client needs to wear an ankle foot orthosis but due to weakness could not fit the device without assistance.  The orthosis/shoe assembly was positioned in an inner box which can pivot inside an outer fixed box.  The client’s foot can be inserted into the orthosis at the most suitable angle and by pulling on […]