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
Nov 172017
 
BS 15/16-39 Holder for Electronic Magnifier

BS 15/16-39 Holder for Electronic Magnifier The client has very poor sight and uses an electronic magnifier to aid her reading. The unit is similar to a digital camera and has buttons to control on/off, magnification, colour etc. As she also has a problem with pain in her fingers she found that holding and operating […]

Jul 122017
 
Keyboard stand Essexnorth Job 12/1256

Client used a stick with to press the keys of the keyboard and the keyboard kept falling over as it was propped up with blu-tac. An adjustable stand was made for the keyboard so that it could be rigidly fixed at the correct height and angle.

 July 12, 2017  Posted by at 18:26 Communications - Reading, Writing etc Comments Off on Keyboard stand Essexnorth Job 12/1256
Oct 052015
 
Sip and Puff Control of Smartphone or Tablet Computer

A referral for remote control of TV by a client suffering from advanced MS resulted in the development of a cheap Sip and Puff device. It is acknowledged that for intensive use commercial products are available, but in some cases these are deemed prohibitively expensive. Accessibility software is often built in by manufacturers (certainly in […]

Jul 302015
 
BK2015/28 – iPad tablet charging plug handle

Original metal version Later 3D printed version… … and USB memory stick The client’s limited dexterity means that she cannot plug and unplug the charger of her tablet. A bracket was made from two brass rings soldered to a small brass plate and attached to the charging plug with cable ties.  The client no longer […]

 July 30, 2015  Posted by at 17:16 Communications - Reading, Writing etc Comments Off on BK2015/28 – iPad tablet charging plug handle
Feb 242015
 
Fresnel Lens Holder

Client has very poor eyesight and difficulty in reading. A large lightweight magnifying lens in a holder was required. A Fresnel Lens was acquired, and a frame to support it was made from 10mm plywood. All edges were sanded smooth, and the corners were given a small radius. The flexible plastic lens frame from the […]

 February 24, 2015  Posted by at 17:04 Communications - Reading, Writing etc Comments Off on Fresnel Lens Holder
Oct 212014
 
Special tablet computer wall mount

The client suffers from poor hand coordination and uses a tablet PC a lot. He needed a strong support to stop shake and which could be folded away after use. A swinging arm support was constructed using aluminium tubing and “Kee Clamp” fittings. Bristol REMAP case ref. 6\13-06

 October 21, 2014  Posted by at 17:09 Communications - Reading, Writing etc Comments Off on Special tablet computer wall mount