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Double straw holder

April 3, 2014 in Solution


A little product I’ve developed to hold two straws on the side of any mug or glass. This was initially designed for Wendy who has MS and needs to use two straws to drink. Her husband had made a support from tape and a rubber band which did the job beautifully but was difficult to assemble and unhygienic…


To hold the straws at a variable height they need to be supported securely. After lots of iterations and models I developed a method of slotting them in horizontally and rotating them.


The final models were 3D printed to make them small, strong and accurate. Wendy’s pretty happy with her new straw clip! You can order your own one here and have the freedom to drink unassisted. Feedback on the design would be hugely appreciated 🙂




Shoulder brace

April 3, 2014 in Solution


DEMAND bespoke equipment

Chelsea was born with Cerebral Palsy, has very limited mobility and is a wheelchair user.  Her condition is underlined by severe spasticity which has severely hampered therapy designed to get her exercising and walking. Chelsea’s grandfather bought her an excellent walking frame to improve her muscle strength, posture and mobility, all of which would eventually lead to much greater personal independence.

Unfortunately, Chelsea was unable to use the walking frame because it didn’t provide adequate support for her head and upper body; her frequent spasms destroying any chance of her being able to focus on walking. The walking frame was reduced to being nothing more than a very expensive seat on wheels.

Chelsea’s new bespoke shoulder brace with a built-in head support, which can be quickly and easily attached to the walker, ensures that her head and shoulders are fully supported. Chelsea can now use the walker as intended and properly benefit from her much needed muscle therapy. The change in Chelsea’s mobility and general well-being is nothing short of astounding.


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