Hoist/lift

 

Variable Height Washing Line

The client can’t raise her arms to hang the washing out without severe pain. A washing line that could be easily lowered and raised was needed to make this day to day task bearable.

Wheelchair Turntable

A man who had a stroke now uses an attendant propelled wheelchair. The access/egress from the house in which he resided was difficult with a need to negotiate a right angle bend in a very confined location. An infill next to a step provided a level access and incorporated a turntable on which the chair could be rotated to the new direction.

Shopping Hoist

Client had lost the full use of the left side of her body so found it very hard to carry shopping up a short flight of stairs to her flat.  Clambering up was possible but not holding shopping. Stair lift was not possible as the stairs were communal access. A small hand powered hoist was […]

Repair Arjo shower chair hoist

The condemned chair Refurbished chair. The client uses a hand-powered Arjo shower chair hoist for showering and to access the therapy pool.  It is very old and the powder-coating is failing, which has meant that a recent inspection has condemned it.  The modern equivalent model does not allow the seat to be lowered sufficiently to […]

Special lifting beam over bed

The client needs to pull herself up in bed and lower herself onto her wheelchair on either side of the bed, using straps. She has a floor mounted ‘A’ frame mounted overhead beam but it is too short and takes up too much bedroom space. A welded overhead beam was fabricated and fixed to a […]

Modified lifting harness

The client uses a monorail hoist but, because of his height and the low ceiling, the hoist cannot lift him high enough. The spreader bar was removed and replaced by two climber’s carabiners to connect the chest harness directly to the hoist, gaining 300mm. The hoist can now be used correctly.  

Wheelchair stair lift

This wheelchair user could not climb and descend two steps in his hall. There is no room for a ramp. A platform on parallel legs from a frame was sunk into the hall floor. Motive power is by a 24V Warner actuator assisted by two quarter elliptical leaf springs. Operating control is by a push […]

Wheelchair access for narrowboat

This wheelchair user needed access to the narrowboat she and her husband lived upon. The deck area had been modified to give access from the bank to the deck. A hydraulic lift was not wanted as any leak would be a major problem on a boat so an air bag solution was developed. A bellows […]

Variable angle bath lift

Billy, aged 10, has severe cerebral palsy with no speech or sight and he cannot stand. He wriggled out from standard bath lifts but was too heavy for his mother to support. A bathing platform was constructed, with each end capable of being raised or lowered independently by means of hand-operated winches with ratchets. This […]

Transfer sling and frame

This young man, who has muscular dystrophy, was unable to get entry into a specially modified house to let him live independently as he could not manage to transfer between his wheelchair and the toilet on his own. After several unsuccessful attempts with different designs of transfer boards we installed a redundant electric hoist donated […]

Track digger driver loader

The client, who is a paraplegic, had difficulty transferring into his mini digger independently. The solution needed to be transported easily with the mini digger when traveling to and from jobs. The seat needed to rotate to assist with the transfer and to be height adjustable to allow the client to transfer from his wheelchair […]

Stair lift

Oliver is a young boy who, having cerebral palsy, cannot climb the stairs and whose prime carer, his father, is also physically disabled and therefore unable to carry him. As Oliver grows, the problem is only going to get worse. The width of the stairs is quite limited and yet all members of the family need […]

Sewing machine hoist

A lady with arthritis was unable to carry her sewing machine and lift it in and out of her car when she needed to take it to her sewing classes. A lightweight trolley was designed incorporating a hoist that can lift the machine off a table. The trolley is then pushed outside to the car, […]

Pulley and slider to aid bath access

The client is a wheelchair user and has a condition where his legs become very stiff and difficult to lift and move. This is a particular problem when attempting to move the client from his wheelchair to a bath seat. A pulley block arrangement, giving a 2:1 mechanical advantage was made, with a sliding traverse […]