May 022015
 
Portable ramp special hinges

The client has an aluminium folding ramp but when unfolded a hinge protrudes upwards and interferes with his wheelchair footplate. Special double-pivot hinges were made so that they sit flat. Bristol Panel case ref. 4\15-05 Before After hinge assemblies

 May 2, 2015  Posted by at 10:44 Powered Wheelchairs, Scooters and Buggies Comments Off on Portable ramp special hinges
Feb 232015
 
Powered wheelchair folding controls modification

The client has a wheelchair with power conversion. It is a new Invacare Active3 (manual) fitted with Alber e Fix battery powered conversion kit and the control box extends far forward beyond front of armrests, causing problems approaching a desk and table. The control box was relocated and can now swing away allowing clearance. The […]

 February 23, 2015  Posted by at 20:46 Powered Wheelchairs, Scooters and Buggies Comments Off on Powered wheelchair folding controls modification
Feb 182015
 
Automatic dog treat dispenser - ideas

The client who has stiff hands takes her dog for walks when she is in her wheelchair and needs a method of automatically dispensing  a dog treat as the dog is trained to respond to treats when performing tasks. A large palm operated button is envisaged to operate the device attached to the wheelchair. Sketches […]

 February 18, 2015  Posted by at 20:08 Powered Wheelchairs, Scooters and Buggies Comments Off on Automatic dog treat dispenser – ideas
Feb 132015
 
Pushchair electric drive

The client was only able to use one arm and found the pushchair very tiring after a short while. Remap was tasked to make an add-on electric drive unit. This was constructed using an electric golf trolley motor/gearbox and lithium battery. This was controlled from the handle with a pressure pad switch. Additional safety was […]

 February 13, 2015  Posted by at 17:00 Powered Wheelchairs, Scooters and Buggies Comments Off on Pushchair electric drive
Oct 012014
 
Power wheelchair trailer attachment for twins

Tim is a father with paralysed legs who looks after his 18-month-old twins on his own during the day. Frustrated that he could only take the twins out in his car, rather than to the park or along local footpaths, he bought a bicycle trailer to be towed using his powered wheelchair. However, the trailer […]

Jul 012014
 
BK2013/18 Attach buggy to powered wheelchair

   Tubes and plastic clips Velcro retaining strap The client has a powered wheelchair and wishes to be able to take her new born child out in her buggy. 15 mm Speedfit standard pipe fittings, which are easily connected and disconnected by hand, are attached to the existing semi-circular anchor lugs of the wheelchair using door […]

 July 1, 2014  Posted by at 16:29 Powered Wheelchairs, Scooters and Buggies Comments Off on BK2013/18 Attach buggy to powered wheelchair
Jun 272014
 
Wheelchair Transfer Board

This client has had a stroke. He wants to be able to transfer himself from wheelchair to bed. He uses a motorised wheelchair, the chair has drive wheels which project beyond the width of the wheel chair seat, because of this, there is a gap between the wheelchair seat and the bed. He is unable to […]

 June 27, 2014  Posted by at 20:46 Powered Wheelchairs, Scooters and Buggies Comments Off on Wheelchair Transfer Board
Apr 282014
 

Client wanted to take a folding walker when out on her electric buggy A steel tube bracket was made. It attaches to an existing square steel socket under the seat. The walker is retained on the bracket by ‘Velcro’ straps The client is now able to use her walker when out with the buggy. North Herts […]

 April 28, 2014  Posted by at 12:32 Powered Wheelchairs, Scooters and Buggies Comments Off on Walking frame support bracket for electric buggy
Apr 282014
 
Wheelchair switch tray

Chloe is 8 years old and has cerebral palsy. To teach her communication skills her school required a means of positioning a 4-way switch plate onto her wheelchair. The switches were connected to a suitable box of “electronics” provided by the school. The tray supplied by the local “wheelchair services” was unsuitable for use, it […]

 April 28, 2014  Posted by at 11:50 Powered Wheelchairs, Scooters and Buggies Comments Off on Wheelchair switch tray