The client, who was bed-bound for certain periods of the day, required access to a multiplicity of items that he was unable to reach from his existing bedside cabinet
The client required a light weight tray for her wheelchair for use when out and about.
Adapting shop workstation to make it more accessible
A deeper lap table means it can safely be used with a laptop computer.
The client eats seated in her recliner chair and requires a special over-chair table that accommodates her sitting position which in effect raises her stomach up. Standard tables have been found not to work. A table was made to exactly fit the dimensions of the client’s chair (not that in the picture) with a cut-out […]
Table mounted on wheelchair Starboard mounting bracket The client requires a table for his motorised wheelchair, but none is available from its manufacturer. The client’s OT had several unused tables available. One was chosen, and brackets made and fitted to the chair’s arms. The clamp bolts were colour-coded port and starboard.
The Client was a young lady in her mid thirties who had moved into an apartment with assisted living approximately one year earlier. She has M.S. and has limited leg length and up until that time had been cared for at home by her parents. She had great difficulty in carrying food, plates and mugs […]
The client suffers with Parkinson’s Disease and is permanently flexed 90 degrees at the hip. As a result, eating is very difficult to do with dignity. The legs of standard over-chair tables would not pass under the client’s riser/recliner chair and the OT did not wish to raise it The table that was made has […]
Table in position Table without mattress showing both handrails Table folded up Leg brace The client is a double amputee and requires a stable table to allow his career to fit and remove his sling. A infant’s cot mattress was bought and a folding wall-mounted table made to fit it. Handrails allow the client to […]
Current working method Bench open Bench folded Leg mechanism The client currently builds his model ships in his rather cramped spare bedroom, usually on a board placed on his bed, meaning he has to lean over the bed, exacerbating his existing back problem. A folding bench was attached to his chest of drawers, allowing him […]
The client is an amputee, and needed a pull-out table in his kitchen for crockery etc., prior to washing up. The client washes up from his wheelchair, but the kitchen layout left little space for the crockery, pans etc. ready for washing. On the left of the sink there is a washing machine under the […]
A table was modified by altering the table angle, extending the leg to give adequate foot room and attaching a grip mat to the keyboard. Bristol panel case ref. 8\14-04
Client playing with her toys MDF sheet with tethers. The client is a young girl who inadvertently loses her toys from the tray of her chair, which then need to be retrieved by her carers. A sheet of 10mm MDF was shaped to fit neatly inside the fiddle around her chair tray. The sheet is […]
This client had very limited strength in her upper body and wanted a table which had a reasonably large surface area but could be pushed aside rapidly if she wanted to vacate the seat. It also had to be fitted to a particular seating position of her powered armchair. A steel hollow-section frame was constructed to support […]
This client wanted to use a “Neater Eater” (a device to steady her hand as she fed herself). She wanted the device to be positioned higher than a typical table and to be able to remove and engage the support rapidly with the minimum of help. A strong but lightweight table support was made from […]
Client uses an over-chair table with 4 castors. The table is height adjustable but the lowest setting is 2 inches too high. The leg height is adjusted by putting a pin into a series of holes in each leg. An additional hole was drilled into each of the 4 legs to permit the table to […]