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3D printable Exoskeleton arm design

June 18, 2020 in Challenge

Exoskeleton arm design This is a preliminary work in progress design for an open source 3D printable exoskeleton arm brace to assist the disabled to raise their arm.  As someone with a form of muscular dystrophy called SMA, I have significant difficulty lifting my arms.  Similar devices exist, but they are cost prohibitive for most […] Read the rest →

Stand up toilet for women

September 19, 2019 in Challenge

My daughter 23 has Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressivia  a very rare condition where bone grows on muscles tendons . Her hips are locked where bone has grown. She needs a stand up toilet as she cannot sit.  It would need to be something that she could perhaps lean back on . To find out more about […] Read the rest →

wireless sewing machine for special needs pupils and adults in schools for textiles

November 26, 2017 in Challenge

phillip shad has invented the wireless sewing machine for special needs pupils in schools for art/design. He is seeking an investor to take the technology to the next level. mobile 07860764636 Read the rest →

Gaming with Spinal Cord Injury

August 3, 2016 in Challenge

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I’ve had a couple of adoelscent spinal cord injury patients with limited hand function, limited interaction with peers and were so disheartened at the lack of ability to hold and use the xbox controller for games they played with friends. Via Reddit Do you have an idea or design that could help? Please share it […] Read the rest →

Anti-rollback for pushing wheelchair up hills?

July 22, 2016 in Challenge

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We’re helping HackOnWheels create the world’s first open source, fully customisable wheelchair. (Wow!) This wheelchair challenge was raised at a recent HackOnWheels maker day – can you offer some advice or a solution? Standard manual wheelchair brakes are like a handbrake, either on or off. Is there a different type of brake that would stop the […] Read the rest →

Improving circulation for wheelchair users

July 15, 2016 in Challenge

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Do you have an idea that could help improve circulation for someone using a wheelchair? Please post your suggestion, invention or even a DIY tutorial below! Read the rest →

Climbing curbs easily in a wheelchair?

July 15, 2016 in Challenge

We want to hear your suggestions for assistive devices or your tried and tested techniques for going up and down curbs in a wheelchair – post your solutions below! Read the rest →

Easily put on a necklace

April 20, 2016 in Challenge

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Do you have an idea that could help? Why not post a solution! Read the rest →

opening sports cap drinks

April 20, 2016 in Challenge, Post

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Do you have a special technique to open pesky sports cap drinks? Read the rest →

Using a walking frame on the bus

April 20, 2016 in Challenge

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Does anyone have a similar experience using a walking frame or rollator on the bus? What do you do to make things easier? Read the rest →

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