Support/rest

 

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.

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.

Modify sit-to-stand aid

The client’s feet are splayed and this means she cannot position herself far enough forward to safely stand on the platform of her ReTurn7400 sit-to-stand aid. The platform was modified to suit.

Wrist support for pianist

Linda is an accomplished singer and pianist and teaches both, so she was deeply affected when treatment for breast cancer left her unable to support her left arm or move it sufficiently to play, even though her fingers were unaffected.

Arm support for harp player

The client plays an Autoharp but suffers from neck and shoulder problems which means she cannot maintain the playing position for long. An arm support was constructed using a strong drummers stand and an office chair arm support RH Logic 300, 8R3D which allows multiple freedom of movements whilst supporting the arm. Bristol REMAP case […]

Communicator mounting for wheelchair

Maria, a resident at the Scope Birchwood residential care home in Chesham, has no significant movement ability and is unable to speak clearly due to cerebral palsy. Wheelchair bound during the day, Maria uses an electronic communication aid to control equipment in her room, including lights, heating and TV; the device can also be used […]

Treadmill handrails

The client is a young boy who is unable to support himself on his legs and uses a Rollator to get about.  As part of his therapy, needs to exercise on a treadmill, for which handrails are required to support him. This free-standing design requires no modification to the treadmill and allows it to be […]

Baby Lifting Aid for Wheelchair-bound Mother

This client was a wheelchair-bound mother with one strong and one weak arm. She had a 6 month old daughter, and it was difficult to lift her up onto the client’s lap without putting a considerable strain on the child’s arm. The client requested a harness with handles so that the handles could be used to […]

Work surface attachment for wheelchair

Young lad with brittle bones syndrome has to spend all his time in a wheelchair in a semi-supine position, which means that he is unable to follow any pursuits or interests which involve a flat working surface. A table unit was constructed which is fixed to the wheelchair and provides a working surface at approximately […]

Widened commode

A very large lady needed a widened and adapted heavy duty commode that can be readily made transportable as she spends time in hospital during the year and needs the commode there. A frame was made for the heavy duty commode to widen the seating area providing improved and longer hand holds to ease access and exit. The […]

Wheelchair video mounting

This severely disabled young man had finished school and required a challenge to stimulate activity to compensate for the loss of care available. The video camera was attached to the chair in a fixed position to allow his limited hand movement to operate the camera whilst being able to rotate the wheelchair to allow for […]

Upper body and head support pads

A lady with a degenerative disability found the most comfort sat in her wheelchair, right elbow on the armrest and her jaw cupped in her right hand. Unfortunately, this gave her severe discomfort in her right hand. Following a number of visits to the client, together with her physiotherapist the exact shape and position of […]

Trumpet support

A young lady with effective use of her left hand only had a very keen desire to learn to play the trumpet. A flexible supporting device, designed to hang around the lady’s neck and take the weight of the instrument, was constructed. The device allows her to ignore the action of holding the trumpet in […]

Toilet support bar

Elizabeth has a spinal deformity which left her severely bent forward. She could not sit on a toilet without someone to hold her, and she obviously wished to be able to do so. A swing-down padded arm was made which could be lowered into position once the client was seated. It was sufficiently strong to […]

Toilet seat armrest

The client has severe rheumatoid arthritis for which she has had hip replacements and her knee joints are locked in the standing position. She needs carer help to get from a standing to a sitting position but would like to at least support herself at the instant that her feet lift off the floor. She […]