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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 →

Wireless Night Time Dementia Alarm

February 22, 2016 in Challenge

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The Request A head nurse at a local care home came to us to request a wireless alarm system that alerted her when one of her residential dementia patients gets out of bed during the night and wanders around, potential hurting themselves. The Current Problem The current type of device that is used at the care home is […] Read the rest →

A way to get more disabled people involved in exercise?

November 16, 2015 in Challenge

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I have been given a design brief at university to design a new piece of sports equipment for a disabled person to help them get more involved in sport and exercise and I have decided to go in the direction to help people in wheelchairs as there aren’t many gyms that are wheelchair accessible. I […] Read the rest →

An Ironing Board for Wheelchair Users – Example Challenge

August 13, 2015 in Challenge

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The Problem as it stands Whilst working for a charity called DEMAND that designs and manufactures bespoke pieces of disability equipment, a request came to us to create a simple ironing board that could be comfortably used by a wheelchair user, the ironing board had to be able to fold for storage purposes the same […] Read the rest →

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