Jul 052018
 
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Artists' paint brush holder - pic 6
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

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Jul 052018
 
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Sandwich board

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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 of the feeding tube.

The child sleeps in a high-sided cot with Perspex panels. One panel was replaced by a pair of plywood boards which are clamped to the cot side without damaging it. The rucksack containing the pump is hung on the outside board with the feeding tube passing through a hole into the cot.

Berkshire Panel Job BK2018/47.

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Jun 132018
 
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 which engages with the door handle.

Berkshire Panel Job BK2018/46.

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Jun 072018
 
20180516_134512 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.

Berkshire Panel Job BK2018/48.

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Jun 072018
 
Cue Rest
One-hander 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 to be positioned using the cue. The cut-outs allow it to be placed close to the ball without compromising stability.

Derby, Burton & District Panel

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Jun 022018
 
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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 are floor mounted for use by someone standing). The out-of-true is indicated by the adjustable plastic finger in contact with the wheel rim to identify which spoke(s) need adjusting.

Berkshire Panel Job BK2018/33

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May 272018
 
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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 with the surfaces cut away at lower level so that the wheel chairs could pass underneath and allow the children direct access to the activities. A wooden frame was constructed using fence posts and gravel boards with the various activities attached to the four faces.

 

Berkshire Panel Job BK2017/32.

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May 142018
 
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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 chair in order to support the client’s feet. However, the proposed solutions either required greater dexterity than the client possessed or interfered with other mobility aids such as his Molift Raiser. It was therefore decided to modify a standard wheeled footstool. Hooks were added around the cushion base, 2x long lightweight handles with hooks were made and a loop of cord was attached. The client therefore has several options as to how he can move the footstool in and out of position himself.

Berkshire Panel Job BK2018/36.

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Apr 172018
 
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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 into which a narrow Ikea tray fits snugly. The tray is designed to hold sweets and snacks and can be lifted out and washed.

 

Berkshire Panel Job BK2018/20.

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Mar 212018
 
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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 classmates.

An activity camera chest harness was modified: the elastic waist strap was shortened and the shoulder elastic straps replaced by normal 25mm nylon webbing. The plastic camera mount was replaced by a aluminium backing plate to support the hinge mechanism with a 90 degree movement and removable detent pin.

A Velcro strap retains the Communicator in its folded up position when not in use.

A bespoke mount was created to hold the Communicator utilising the integral strap mounting bars. With the detent pin removed, the Communicator can be detached and used independently. The functionality of the flip out stand is retained.

Finally a pocket was added to the harness to hold Tom’s ever present model train.

 

Berkshire Panel Job BK2017/57.

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