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Shoe Applicator


Ballarat Makeathon




Joanne would like a device to aid putting her shoes on independently. She would like a solution which is easy to use with her limited hand mobility and constant wrist flexion. She would like the device to be able to hold her shoes open at an angle so that she can slide her feet in without bending over.


The team created a solution to hold Joanne’s lace-up shoe open while she puts it on. The device features a platform which props up the shoe and a hook to hold the tongue open. The shoe aid platform has an adjustable angle and is on castor wheels so it can be used in lots of different positions.

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All digital product files on this page are provided as conceptual designs and were developed by volunteers through a TOM: Melbourne event or program.
The design file is provided in the interest of sharing ideas and promoting collaboration. The design as described in the document(s) has not been tested or assessed for safety. Please do not attempt to use any device built using these instructions without first seeking appropriate professional advice on the safety and suitability of the device for your personal situation. 
TOM: Melbourne are unable to advise on the suitability of any design or device for your personal situation, however if you have general questions relating to the instructions or documentation, please contact us via our  email:


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