An electric grabber to replace a “Helping Hand” device for a client with weak hands
The Client has Parkinson’s disease, with a right hand tremor and very weak left hand. He needed some device which would make it easier to do up the zip on his jacket and other items of clothing fitted with zips.
This is a modification to the Homecraft Rolyan Pick-Up Reacher.
The problem with the standard grabber is that it only pinches the sides of an object if you pick it up from lying down. The modification with wider jaws and a design that curves round means that it can get underneath the object to ‘scoop’ it… making it easier to pick up (and also maintain hold with a weaker grip).
This is a handle which is designed to clip onto a BT 4600 DECT Phone to aid grip. It is for those with weaker hands and/or limited mobility, and means that if grip is lost, the phone remains in the hand rather than dropping.
A sculpted foam pen and pencil holder for people with difficulty gripping.
The six scollops of the client’s shower control valve knob were too shallow for our client to grip and turn as she has arthritis in her hands.
8 year old girl with cerebral palsy would love to draw and paint but has limited ability to use her upper limbs. She needs a way of securing the paper on her desk and wheelchair table. The usual methods of Dycem mat, blutac, masking tape etc do not work.
This is a handle which is designed to clip onto an Alcatel 1066 Mobile Phone to aid grip. There is a rigid and collapsible version of the handle available.
The client requires eye drops every fifteen minutes but also suffers from severe arthritis and is unable to dispense these herself. To improve her independence and decrease the workload on her husband a device that allowed her to dispense the drops herself was needed.
Margaret is blind and has a “combination trolley walker” on which she keeps the things she needs on a daily basis to hand, but it had conventional rollator handles that didn’t provide the level of support and stability she needed when walking around the house.
A client has a progressive muscle weakness, that particularly affects hand grip, walking and balance. He is having trouble operating the brakes on his rollator (wheeled walker) and this makes him feel very unsafe.
Client is a young stroke patient who wished to tie her hair up into a pony tail using just her non-dominant left hand.
The client was unable to reach up to close the tailgate of her car. A simple foam-covered hook was made which engages with the door handle.
Drilling the hazel stick Drilling the antler A finished walking stick The client has suffered a stroke and would like to continue with his hobby of making walking sticks with deer antler handles while seated in his wheelchair and with the use of only one hand. He requires to drill the irregularly shaped hazel sticks […]
Handle in position. Wooden mould Handle being formed on mould. Finished handle The client has arthritis and finds the hot tap of her kitchen mixer tap very difficult to turn, as it is very smooth. The ideal solution would be to replace the entire mixer with something having lever taps, or at least replace the […]
The problem … … and the solution. The bracket The client has arthritis and finds it hard to manipulate the plug of the charging lead into the matching socket of her laptop. A simple bracket was made from 3mm aluminium, to which the charger lead was secured with cable ties. It was bent […]