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Horse mounting ramp

February 9, 2018 in Solution

Via Airplanes and Rockets

Horse mounting ramp

This design looks perfect for riders with reduced mobility who need a walking frame or wheelchair. Simply roll on up to the platform where you’re at the perfect height to mount the horse.

Let us know if you give this one a try!

Download the Horse mounting ramp blueprints

Horse mounting ramp blueprints

Read more at Airplanes and Rockets

Wheelchair mounted dog treat dispenser

June 26, 2017 in Solution

A dog treat dispenser to aid training of an assistance dog.

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Remember to click the ‘This Solution Helped Me’ button at the top of the page if you give this a try!

Via Tikkum Olam Makers

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Transfer board

June 9, 2017 in Solution

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A simple open source transfer board that can be made using a CNC router.

Download the digital files here.

Be sure to click the ‘This Solution Helped Me’ button at the top of this page if you give this a try!

Children’s Open Wheelchair

June 7, 2017 in Solution

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Via Open Wheelchair Foundation

Be sure to click the ‘This solution helped me’ button at the top of the page if you give this a try!

Brake handle extender

September 29, 2016 in Solution

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Via Thingiverse

A handle extention to make your brake easier to operate.

Download the design files

Our sponsor charity DEMAND Design & Manufacture for Disability will be happy to help if you don’t have access to a 3D printer, just get in touch via their website.

Remember to click the ‘This Solution Helped Me’ button at the top of this page, or leave a comment letting us know how you got on with this solution!

Via Thingiverse

Multi cup holder

September 28, 2016 in Solution

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Via Thingiverse

Print and attach this cup holder to your wheelchair to easily carry mugs, cups, cans and even a martini glass!

Download the design files

Our sponsor charity DEMAND Design & Manufacture for Disability will be happy to help if you don’t have access to a 3D printer, just get in touch via their website.

Remember to click the ‘This Solution Helped Me’ button at the top of this page, or leave a comment letting us know how you got on with this solution!

Via Thingiverse

3D Printed Wheelchair

September 9, 2016 in Post, Solution

Via Thingiverse

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3D printing is doing incredible things for prosthetics, with organisations like E-Nable publishing customisable, open source designs that are affordable, even for kids whose requirements change quickly as they grow.

Could this design be the answer to unaffordable mobility aids for thousands of people across the world? Download the CAD files and check out the full tutorial on Thingiverse.

Make sure to comment or click ‘This Helped Me’ at the top f the page if you make one of these incredible chairs!

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 wheelchair rolling backwards when going up a ramp or a steep hill?

Please leave a comment if you’ve fixed this yourself or have an idea that might help someone with this challenge!

Easy-Bin Wheelchair Aid

November 25, 2015 in Solution

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An aid to assist wheelchair users when taking out the bin

The Easy-bin wheelchair aid is an simple but effective solution to taking the trash out for people in wheelchairs. It allows the user to take the trash out while still having full control of the wheelchair and being able to navigate tight spaces with ease.

Research has shown us that wheelchair users who live fairly independently find it hard to take out the rubbish.  This is because you need two hands to push a wheel chair so it is hard to push it whilst carrying a bin or bag, plus few people want to rest their rubbish on their laps. We were able to speak to man living in America, who makes a variety of YouTube videos showing his daily struggles, about how he takes out his trash. He was able to give us insight on how to develop a product which solves this issue.

The final solution we have come up with is a combination of arms and hinges which are permanently attached to a dustbin and then lifted up and attached to a wheelchair. The arm has the ability to fold up against the bin and clip into place, this keeps the product compact and out of the way. When the user wants to take out the trash all they do is simply go to the dustbin, unclip the first arm, lift the bin up and slot the arm into the attachments on the wheelchair, they can then twist the bin around in front of their legs.

To test the product we made a model and once was made we acquired our wheelchair and began to test our final outcome. The process of utilising our product starts off with the user travelling towards the bin lifting it up and clipping the bar in the clips attached to the wheelchair. Connecting the bar to the clips wasn’t a smooth process when we tested it but it was a simple process. Baring in mind we intend to make the actual product out of a metal such as aluminium because metals tend to have a more polished surface finish, so there would be less friction between the bar and the clip. Therefore connecting the pieces together should be a smother process.

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Finally we tested if you could utilize the wheelchair with our model attached. Because the bin can placed in front of the user it doesn’t cause much of an obstruction. We discovered the wheelchair was still usable with our attachment on and the performance of the wheelchair seemed the same as before which is dependent of the users physicality.

Manufacture:

This product uses material and components that are easy obtainable from any hardware or DIY store. This means that actually making the product is simple because it mostly involves attaching components in various ways.

For a dustbin with dimensions of: 600mm x 400mm x 400mm

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The size of the product is very dependent on the size of the dustbin and wheelchair being used. These three components are the most varied and would need to be adjusted. The rest of the components would be bought in as standard parts.

More information about the manufacture and component parts can be found in the report below.

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