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Pushchair emergency brake

This project provides an adaptation to a pushchair such that it will not roll away if inadvertently released. It therefore provides safety.

Strengthened wheel chair foot rest

The patient has Cerebral Palsy and enjoys ‘dancing’ to music.

He has broken two wheelchair foot plates.

This project was to strenghten the footplate.

Adjustable Wrist Support

Paul loves using his computer with a glide point mouse (touch pad). The problem is getting, and keeping, his hand in just the right position to operate the touch pad.

He was using a combination of sponges to hold his wrist up. This photo shows a mock up (book) under the new wrist support to see how big the support had to be.

A further issue is that as the day progresses Paul slips down in his chair and needs his wrist support adjusting.

Alternate Footrest for a Recliner

The patient could not stand things touching her calves due to a skin condition. This meant that she could not use her recliner as the footrest came up and aggravated her skin.

 

Chair raiser for swivel chair

Gary could not use his favourite swivel arm chair as it was too low and no raisers were avaliable.

The requirement was to raise the chair by approx 75mm

Pushchair grips

Pushchair gripsThis mother has weakened hand grip and found it difficult to control the pushchair, particularly when having to raise and lower the handles to negotiate pavements.

The new extensions enable her to use her wrists to control the movement and at the same time to be able to remove a hand quickly to control her older child who walks beside her.

The fit of the wrist supports prevents the pushchair escaping forward provided her fist is even lightly clenched.

 

Gas bottle carrier

Gas Bottle CarrierThis client needed to be able to easily transport an oxygen cylinder.

The carrier was made to take both 100mm or 175mm diameter bottles and can be easily stored when not in use.

The client can safely and comfortably wheel his oxygen around.

Folding seat stick

Folding seat stickIn order to gain some independence the client, who uses hand crutches, needed a seat which she could fold and carry in a shoulder bag.

Some of the components of a standard stick seat were used to fabricate one that folded but is high enough to suit the tall client.

She can now go out on her own knowing that she has the means to stop and rest if she needs to.

 

Computer aid

Computer aidThe client has very poor control of her hands and uses a pencil to press the keys of her computer. Her hand tends to drag over and activate keys not required.

A wooden support on small casters was made so that the client’s hand could rest on the base board. A large work surface is required to give the necessary movement. The client can now operate the computer on her own.

 

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