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
Apr 202017
BK2017/20 - Modify car steering wheel spinner

Modified spinner fitted to steering wheel Unmodified spinner showing opening … … and now closed up The client wished to replace the spinner that he uses to control his car steering wheel, but the replacement model had an opening in its handle which made it hard to use. A metal closure was fitted and the […]

 April 20, 2017  Posted by at 11:31 Transport No Responses »
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 022014
BK2012/25 Seat belt buckle release tool

The red button must be depressed to release the belts. A mother with rheumatoid arthritis is unable to open the buckle of her child’s car seat belt. A simple G-clamp was made that can be slipped around the buckle.  Turning the screw depresses the red button of the buckle, releasing the belts. Berks Panel Job […]

 July 2, 2014  Posted by at 14:09 Transport Comments Off on BK2012/25 Seat belt buckle release tool
Jul 012014
BK2014/08 Car seat protector

Wooden frame to protect the seat rails and fabric fitted under seat base Finished foot well with ‘new’ carpet The client is an adult male with learning disabilities who, when sitting on the rear seat of his car pushes his feet under the seat in front and damages his shoes (and occasionally injures his feet) […]

 July 1, 2014  Posted by at 15:37 Transport Comments Off on BK2014/08 Car seat protector
Apr 282014

Hyper active child constantly undid seatbelt buckle and roamed the car, often grabbing the driver. The need was for a simple device which would permit the buckle to be used either normally or in tamper proof mode. It should not interfere with releasing the buckle in an emergency. The original request was made more complicated […]

 April 28, 2014  Posted by at 12:42 Transport Comments Off on Tamper proof car harness buckle
Apr 282014
Car key extension

The client has a new motability car and is unable to turn the ignition key to start the vehicle. Her grip is poor having recently broken her wrist. A tee-bar extension was made up from softwood and ply which clamps to the ignition key. The client can now grip the key extension and has no […]

 April 28, 2014  Posted by at 12:03 Transport Comments Off on Car key extension
Apr 272014
Wheelchair security device

The client uses a wheelchair but could not go out by himself in his car as once he had transferred from wheelchair to car the wheelchair could not be secured in position for his return and if moved might not be within his reach thus trapping him in his car. A wheelchair lock with a […]

 April 27, 2014  Posted by at 23:26 Transport Comments Off on Wheelchair security device
Apr 272014
Walker loader

A lady with severe back problems is able to drive but cannot go out alone because she cannot load her walker into her car. Fitting a system of cords and pulleys to her car without the need to make major modifications to the vehicle meant that the client could load the walker into the car […]

 April 27, 2014  Posted by at 21:52 Transport Comments Off on Walker loader
Apr 272014
Vehicle seat insert for lateral support

Severely disabled young man needs his head and upper body supported on long car journeys. Any support had to fit the client snugly, be useable with the existing seat/seatbelt and removable for cleaning. Foam was cut to the shape of the seat and two laminations were cut to suit the shape of the client and […]

 April 27, 2014  Posted by at 21:34 Transport Comments Off on Vehicle seat insert for lateral support