Household appliances

 

Replacements for amputated hands

The lady had suffered from sepsis and, as a consequence, had lost both hands and both feet. The NHS were able to provide a wheelchair and later prosthetic legs but had little to offer in the short term to provide hand functions. We were able to provide basic implements to enable her to feed herself, brush her hair, and to write birthday cards and sign cheques.

Oven transfer shelf

This handy shelf allows Daniel to slide hot dishes in and out of the oven safely.

Dinner tray collection trolleys

Finished trolleys Underside of tray trolley showing tray drop mechanism Original trolleys Trolleys in use A special needs school had two trolleys which were used by the children to dispose of food waste, cutlery and crockery after their midday meal. The original trolleys were unsuitable in a number of ways. Metal crosspieces of no structural […]

Ironing aid for arm amputee

The client needed an aid to assist with holding clothes on his ironing board. A standard spring clamp was modified by fitting a weaker spring so that it could easily be operated with one hand. Bristol Panel case reference number 7\15-06

Device to operate the foot pedal control of an electric sewing machine

Client’s requirement This referral came from an adult neurological physiotherapist for a 67 year-old paraplegic. “Her main hobby is sewing but [following her accident] she is unable to use the foot pedal to control her sewing machine. Some people do use the foot pedal with their knee but she has no control of her legs […]

Gas Fire Controls

There are other posts here dealing with this problem in various efficient ways.  This project was initially tackled in yet another different way.  The problem is a common one where both depression and rotation of the control is required.  A removable operator was designed that could be slotted into the aperture of the stove.  The […]

Washing machine knob device

This lady was unable to operate the controls on her washing machine. A 350mm long lever was made with a glued on socket which fitted over the control knob. The client pushes the knob in, when needed, by leaning her buttocks on the socket end of the lever which she works with her left hand. […]

Washing machine control handle

Arthritis precluded the client using their washing machine’s program selector switch. They wanted to be able to operate the machine without asking for help. A more convenient tee -shaped handle was made to attach over the existing cycle control switch on the client’s washing machine. The client can now access the controls of their own […]

Washing machine control

Arthritis prevented the use of washing machine control knob. A tee-handled clamp was made to fit on to the existing control knob. Being larger the control knob could be set to the desired position more easily. This household task made simple for the not so nimble.