Nov 072018
 
BS 16/17-23 Dishwasher Opening Aid

The job was not really an aid but required a repositioning of the handle. The client has arthritic hands . The handle on the dishwasher had been reduced in height , so that it was little more than a ridge to grip because at right angles to the dishwasher a sliding cupboard opened and would […]

 November 7, 2018  Posted by at 20:21 Household Equipment, Remap Projects, Uncategorized Comments Off on BS 16/17-23 Dishwasher Opening Aid
Sep 132018
 
BK2018/80 - Modify iPad support bracket to fit wheelchair

      The client had purchased an iPad support bracket to attach to his motorised wheelchair, but this was made of round section aluminium and not compatible with the smaller, square tube mounting bracket provided under the wheel chair’s arm. In addition, trial positioning the support bracket with the client in his chair demonstrated […]

 September 13, 2018  Posted by at 08:52 Powered Wheelchairs, Scooters and Buggies Comments Off on BK2018/80 – Modify iPad support bracket to fit wheelchair
Sep 082018
 
BK2018/57 – Blind dominoes playing boards

 Board and stand for standard dominoes gameBoard for Concentration game for double-9 set. The board for double-6 is similar. A ten year old boy who has been totally blind since birth had recently become interested in playing dominoes. The school had acquired two special sets of tactile dominoes, double six and double nine, where the […]

 September 8, 2018  Posted by at 08:25 Children's Equipment - Development and Play, Uncategorized Comments Off on BK2018/57 – Blind dominoes playing boards
Aug 142018
 
BK2018/58 – Body rollers modifications

  Unmodified body roller in use Modified body roller being moved Second body roller unmodified Modified body roller being moved The special school has two types of body roller to provide deep pressure therapy as the children crawl between the rollers; both have no means of moving them safely. On the first type of body […]

 August 14, 2018  Posted by at 15:54 Children's Equipment - Development and Play, Uncategorized Comments Off on BK2018/58 – Body rollers modifications
Jul 052018
 
Artist’s paint brush holder

Original aid by Worcester Panel The client has difficulty gripping the slender handle of her paint brush. This 3D-printed plastic holder will suit a range of brush sizes. The finger holes are located to suit her limited dexterity. The design was copied from the original idea by the Worcester panel, made in aluminium. Berkshire Panel […]

 July 5, 2018  Posted by at 16:17 Leisure Activities Comments Off on Artist’s paint brush holder
Jul 052018
 
BK2018/47 – Feeding pump support bracket

Cot before the modification A young autistic child requires feeding from a feeding pump through a tube directly into his stomach overnight. He plays with the pump settings resulting in his feed being interrupted and possible hypoglycaema. A means of restricting access to the pump is required within the limited range imposed by the length […]

 July 5, 2018  Posted by at 11:27 Children's equipment - General Comments Off on BK2018/47 – Feeding pump support bracket
Jun 132018
 
BK2018/46 – Car tailgate closer

The client was unable to reach up to close the tailgate of her car. It was not possible to add a strap (as used on this solution) because the car is leased (the client was unhappy to drill fixing holes) and there are no convenient existing screws to use. A simple foam-covered hook was made […]

 June 13, 2018  Posted by at 09:08 Transport Comments Off on BK2018/46 – Car tailgate closer
Jun 072018
 
BK2018/48 – RDA trailer remote speed control

A Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) school uses a small tractor to tow a powered machine for picking up horse droppings. Its speed needs to be controlled remotely by the tractor driver. The speed control lever is mounted on the tractor with plastic pipe clips which allows it to be detached easily when necessary. […]

 June 7, 2018  Posted by at 15:08 Children's Equipment - Development and Play Comments Off on BK2018/48 – RDA trailer remote speed control
Jun 072018
 
One-handed snooker rest

Copy by Berkshire Panel A one-handed snooker player required a rest for his cue that could allow him to play his shots, but also be easy to move one-handed about the table. This simple rest was made from a bracket usually used as a centre support for a wardrobe rail. The ring allows the rest […]

 June 7, 2018  Posted by at 14:47 Leisure Activities Comments Off on One-handed snooker rest
Jun 022018
 
BK2018/33 – Wheelchair wheel straightening jig

  A wheelchair basketball club frequently damage their wheels and find it difficult and expensive to get them straightened at bicycle repair shops, whose jig are made for bicycles which have different spindles from wheelchairs. A simple jig was made that can be stored and transported easily and used while seated (unlike bicycle jigs which […]

 June 2, 2018  Posted by at 09:58 Sport Comments Off on BK2018/33 – Wheelchair wheel straightening jig