A severely disabled wheelchair user needed a back rest for the toilet to allow her to continue living independently. No suitable commercial product available.
The client needed a workshop stool that would provide support to his badly damaged pelvis and back to allow him to return to work in comfort. Working with him and his OT we devised the right amount of support, stability and mobility by modifying an existing commercially available stool.
New rail Side view Rail and feet One of two feet added To suit the changing condition of the client, the arm rest used during the client’s transition from wheelchair to armchair (made under job BK2017/42C) was modified. The electric raiser chair was too unstable for the new rail to be fixed, as the locking […]
Stool open Stool closed In use as a walking stick … … and as a stool The client uses two walking sticks to get around and needs to have a light weight folding seat available, that can be opened and closed with one hand, for when she gets tired. An aluminium walking stick was bought […]
Kick step Underside showing operating mechanism Gliding around the kitchen In use as a kickstep Client only has the upper section of both her arms and is very adept with her two split hook prosthesis. There are times however when she finds it easier to manipulate items with her feet while seated. For this, she […]
Finished seat Forming the seat cushion Underside of seat showing screw height adjustment and plywood board tool tray The client is an amputee and requires a wheeled seat to allow her to continue with her gardening. The seat cushion needs to be custom shaped to suit the asymmetric amputation and have arms to help her […]
The client is an 8 year old boy with sever tiptoe walking and needs to sit comfortably on the floor and maintaining his ankle at the correct angle to stretch his Achilles tendon and calf muscles. A special adjustable floor seat was designed with ankle support and a backrest. A Team GB seat was the […]
Completed seat back in position. SS parts and one of the two webbing straps. Client requires support to maintain an upright position on her toilet at home. The style of the toilet means that the commercial toileting support systems cannot attach in the normal way (using the screws that secure the toilet seat on) because […]
The client has respiratory problems and really needs to sit down and rest in his small, narrow galley kitchen while waiting for the kettle to boil or microwave to finish cooking. There is nowhere to store a pull-out stool. A fold-down marine ply perching seat was fitted to his existing zimmer frame to provide a […]
Wheelchair user John used a small portable chair to support himself whilst fishing in a wheelyboat. However, it is unstable as it cannot be fastened to one boat as John fishes from several boats. The practical solution was to supply two battens with three holes in each to allow the chair legs to be set […]
This young boy with spastic quadraplegia, has a walker which he could not use at school because of school staff manual handling difficulties. A wheeled stool was made so that an adult could sit on it and move along behind the walker and give upright support. The boy can now use the walker with no problem […]
The clients have hearing, learning and some severe agitation problems. A sound vibration seat was constructed. This contains an amplifier and loudspeaker that can be fed from a sound source such as a CD player. When operating, low frequency sounds cause the seat to vibrate in time to the beat of the music. This seat […]
Restricted growth meant that Leo could not reach the pedals on his tricycle. The saddle support was lowered by 40mm and moved forward, and a new backrest fitted. The steering column and forks were both shortened by 20mm, and a narrower crank was fabricated. Leo can now keep up with his sister on her bicycle! […]
The client is a wheelchair user and was finding it difficult transferring to the toilet from his wheelchair partly because of a progressive lack of strength and partly because of the position of the toilet in the corner of the room. A bench was constructed so as to provide a level transfer area to get […]
Fred is a client with mobility difficulties who had problems at mealtimes because lack of space in his kitchen forced him to sit sideways at his table while eating. This twisted position made mealtimes uncomfortable. A robust swivel chair was purchased at a jumble sale. The arms and castors were removed and a footrest was […]
Frensham Pond Sailability required a very supportive seat to allow severely disabled members to enjoy a sailing experience in a Wayfarer dinghy. A ‘Seahorse’ commode was obtained, and the seat section mounted onto a welded steel base and the assembly fixed to the forward thwart The disabled members can now sail safely. 0