Equipment stand/holder/bracket

 

Car Wheel Changing Teaching Aid

A Derby school, which specialises in students having special needs, finds that their students are more comfortable with practical rather than academic subjects. Basic car maintenance is one course on offer and, at the request of the school, the Derby Remap panel made a classroom teaching aid to enable students to be taught how to safely remove and refit a car wheel.

Reading stand

A child with spina bifida also has difficulties with eye sight and neck pain and he struggles to look down at what he is reading. He finds it much more comfortable to look directly in front of him. He requires a stand for his tablet and his books.

Book stands

A special needs school required book stands for its pupils, but found that those from the preferred school supplier too expensive. Modifying “Brada” laptop stands from IKEA proved much more cost effective.

Jack for wheelchair archer

A wheelchair user wishes to return to archery. To avoid the bow clashing with one of the wheelchair wheels, he removes one wheel and supports the chair on a jack. A change of wheelchair means the jack no longer fits his chair. A bracket was made to fix the jack in place to allow one wheel to be removed.

Cigarette lighter

Client was a quadriplegic with a small amount of movement in one hand. He smoked “roll-up” cigarettes that needed frequent lighting.

Christmas wrapping station

We wanted to make wrapping Christmas present easier and find a way to do this reducing the use of scissors and sitting down.

Modify iPad support bracket to fit wheelchair

The client had purchased an iPad support bracket to attach to his motorised wheelchair, but this was made of round section aluminium and not compatible with the smaller, square tube mounting bracket provided under the wheel chair’s arm.

Holder for Electronic Magnifier

The client has very poor sight and uses an electronic magnifier to aid her reading. The unit is similar to a digital camera and has buttons to control on/off, magnification, colour etc.  As she also has a problem with pain in her fingers she found that holding and operating the device for any length of […]

Keyboard stand

Client used a stick with to press the keys of the keyboard and the keyboard kept falling over as it was propped up with blu-tac. An adjustable stand was made for the keyboard so that it could be rigidly fixed at the correct height and angle.

Smoking and drinking aids

Client whose only mobility was his head , thus confined to a wheelchair.  Client wanted to be able to have a drink and smoke a cigarette without a member of the care staff assisting him. The cigarette holder was articulated on a flexible arm, the cigarette held in a cigarette holder the holder being clipped […]

Attachment to carry walking frame on a mobility scooter

Client needed to use a walking frame but used a mobility scooter to get around , thus needed to carry the walking frame on the scooter. A steel frame was made that attached to the existing mounting points under the seat and rested upon the scooter frame at the bottom. The walker as rather large […]

Activity stand

A special needs school required two mobile indoor stands onto which various items could be hung to provide visual and tactile stimulation to the children. Two simple A-frame gantries on castors were made. A similar outdoor stand has also been made.  

One-handed sewing

Client was very keen on sewing and tapestry but, as a result of a stroke, she can no longer use her left hand/arm. A pair of plywood boards was made to allow the item to be sewn to be held steady with plastic spring clips. Cunningly shaped holes allowed the needle to be passed through […]