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
 
BK2018/70 – Internal ramp

The client required an internal ramp such that she could be wheeled by a carer from floor level up to the patio door threshold onto the commercially manufactured aluminium suitcase ramp for access outside. A lightweight 12mm plywood ramp was made with 3x supporting rails underneath, profiled to rest on the door step, with 4x […]

 August 14, 2018  Posted by at 16:05 Uncategorized Comments Off on BK2018/70 – Internal ramp
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
Feb 062018
 
Power Assisted Picker

Client is a 9 years old with joint problems, they cannot bend down to pick things up and has weakness in wrists and hands. They have tried 2 different sorts of “pick up sticks”, neither useful as mechanical system offers to much resistance. So I decided it would have to be some sort of electromechanical system. After […]

 February 6, 2018  Posted by at 16:17 Household Equipment, Uncategorized Comments Off on Power Assisted Picker
Dec 182017
 
Squeeze machine Essex North Job 16/15

Squeeze Machine Essex North Job 16/1501 This is the third Squeeze machine Essex North has made. They are all similar being two air mattresses constrained so that a person lying between them will be squeezed once they are inflated. The pump for this incarnation is a modified Mangar Bath aid pump. The article in the […]

 December 18, 2017  Posted by at 18:39 Uncategorized Comments Off on Squeeze machine Essex North Job 16/15
Dec 162017
 
Sip/Puff Sewing Machine Pedal Actuator Essex North Job 17/1553

This sip/puff actuator was developed from an original design from the Herefordshire Panel, the electrical circuits  and motor are exactly the same as the Herefordshire Panel Device. I modified the actuator to use a cam and lever after realising almost all of the older sewing machine pedals are identical. More modern machines pedals differ. Motor […]

 December 16, 2017  Posted by at 19:02 Uncategorized Comments Off on Sip/Puff Sewing Machine Pedal Actuator Essex North Job 17/1553
Sep 122017
 
Walker one-handed brake conversion

The client has a weak right hand grip and needed both brakes to be operated by her left hand. A conversion kit was made which feeds both brake cables to a common splitter. This was a standard ” Bristol conversion”. Bristol case ref 5\17-19

 September 12, 2017  Posted by at 16:44 Uncategorized Comments Off on Walker one-handed brake conversion
Sep 122017
 

A 6 Years old child has a small wooden trolley, supplied by the referrer, which she uses to push her ventilator equipment around the house. The child’s trolley has 4 fixed wheels and is difficult to turn around corners with the heavy respirator equipment, the child having to almost lift the trolley around. Can Remap […]

 September 12, 2017  Posted by at 16:33 Uncategorized Comments Off on Ventilator Trolley wheels adaption for small child
Sep 122017
 

The client needed a special ramp outside of his back door which could be easily removed when not in use. The car port floor is not flat and slopes in both directions so that the height of the step varies between 180mm and 190mm across the width of the door. After discussion with the client […]

 September 12, 2017  Posted by at 16:23 Uncategorized Comments Off on Ramp from back door to car port 6\17-03
Sep 122017
 

The client was an has an 8 inch step into his shower which he cannot manage and he needs something to hold on to when entering/exiting his shower. After considering various options it was agreed to provide a new half step that had a hand rail either side. This would be free standing, with the […]

 September 12, 2017  Posted by at 15:42 Uncategorized Comments Off on Shower step for 85 year old man