Potential REMAP project?
The potential project concerns that perennial problem for the disabled and bed-bound – the over-bed table. There are many designs but the one that I have in mind is rather different, for a bed at right angles to a wall: a wall-mounted unit featuring a full bed-width tray on arms coming from the wall, that lift the tray up (whilst keeping it level). The arms would pivot from brackets about a foot down from the ceiling, so that the tray would be lifted well out of the way, when not in use.
Now, as an electrical/electronics engineer, my thoughts spring to electric motors, accelerometers and a dedicated micro to achieve this.
But wondered if the mechanical engineers in the panels could come up with a mechanical solution that would be far simpler, far more reliable and make me wonder, “why I didn’t think of that?” I’m thinking of “Anglepoise lamps” parallel arms, bell-cranks and all the other ingenious mechanisms that might provide a more elegant solution..
It would need to be remotely controlled and, of course, fail safe.
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