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
May 272018
 
BK2017/32 - Four-sided activity stand

A special needs school needed an activity wall similar to those found in almost every junior school playground. The complication was that most of the children at the school were in wheel chairs so they could not access the usual type which is attached to a fence or wall. They needed a free standing unit […]

 May 27, 2018  Posted by at 15:24 Children's Equipment - Development and Play Comments Off on BK2017/32 – Four-sided activity stand
May 142018
 
BK2018/36 - Modify foot rest of riser/recliner chair

Footstool with added hooks and handle.  Because of his height, the client finds that the footrest of his riser/recliner chair does not support his feet. The footrest cannot be extended, as was done in this solution. The problem was initially considered as a modification of the footrest by adding a permanent hinged extension to the […]

 May 14, 2018  Posted by at 11:35 Chairs and Chair Accessories Comments Off on BK2018/36 – Modify foot rest of riser/recliner chair
Apr 172018
 
BK2018/20 – Over-chair table

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 […]

 April 17, 2018  Posted by at 10:11 Eating and Drinking Comments Off on BK2018/20 – Over-chair table
Mar 212018
 
BK2017/57 - Communication aid harness

Aluminium mount with detent pin Tom’s speech therapists were keen that he should have his Communicator with him at all times. The normal arrangement of a shoulder strap meant that he could swing the device, which while he enjoyed doing it, it hardly facilitated its use, and was distracting both to him, his teacher and […]

 March 21, 2018  Posted by at 08:48 Communications - Reading, Writing etc Comments Off on BK2017/57 – Communication aid harness