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The following solutions have been developed based on challenges posed by Need-Knowers during our Makeathon and TOM @ University events. Before deciding to create or use a solution, please consult with a professional to see if it is right for you. For any enquiries about safety or use instructions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before preceding.
A system that enables an individual with poor motor control of their hands to easily and independently tie their shoelaces.
A device that enables a wheelchair user to go indoor bowling and fire a bowling ball from their wheelchair.
A device that automatically cleans the wheels of a wheelchair, similar to an automatic car wash.
A modified sling bag that enables an individual with low vision to easily access and identify different compartments of the bag.
A modified grip for regular crutches to enable a quadruple amputee better use her crutches.
A heated blanket and seat warmer that connect to a usb input on a wheelchair console.
A device that enables an individual to easily apply their compression stockings independently.
A system that allows an individual to signal for care during the night without needing to move.
A pair of crutches that can rapidly mobilise into a seat to give respite to individuals using crutches all day.
A system that enables an individual using crutches to stabily film while on the go.
Portable and lightweight wheelchair ramps that can be rapidly deployed to mount a curb.
An adjustable and flexible harness for guide dogs that can be easily detached for travel.
A device that with the push of a button, replicates the action of pouring a liquid into a glass.
A simple 3D printed claw that enables an individual with limited mobility on one side to dry themselves independently.
A modified glove that enables an individual with poor motor function in their hand to grip a golf club.
A camera mount that can be used while walking with crutches that enables stable filming
A modular sensory play pod for an individual living with SYNGAP, a rare genetic condition, to play and learn.
A telescopic adjustable guide dog harness that changes with different height shoes.
A device that reads out the level of liquid in a given pot to help an individual with low vision cook more independently.
A simple grip device that enables an individual with poor motor control to grip a paint bursh or pencil.
An AR (augmented reality) app that promotes exercise for an individual with PWS.
A magnetic bracelet that greatly reduces the effects of a tremor in an ABI individual.
Portable and lightweight ramps that enable a wheelchair user to mount a curb.
A modified playstation or xbox controller that can be used on any wheelchair tray.
Crutches that transform into a seat to provide respite for an individual after standing for long periods.
An automatic switch mechanism that enables an individual to remotely turn off or on a laptop.
A pressure sensing mat for wheelchair cushions to detect the incidence of pressure sores.
Pick up stick to allow a Quadruple amputee to pick up items that may otherwise be out of reach.
Magnetic base to stabilise mixing bowl for individuals who may have trouble holding the bowl by hand
Adjustable shower frame with support for individuals who are fall risks to be able to stand in the shower independently.
Foldout sink-tray mechanism which can be slotted over a cupboard door for individuals in a wheel chair who do not have a roll-under sink.
Simple wheelchair reversing camera synced to the individual's mobile device, for both standard and power wheelchair users to see behind them while reversing.
A solution to a common side-effect of Rett's Syndrome. Custom elbow brace and mittens that provides independence for the user to move while limiting their ability to put their hand in their mouth.
Modular camera mounting system to enable hands-free positioning of a photography camera to a standard wheelchair.
Expanding makeup mirror to enable individuals with impaired vision on one side to apply makeup easier.
Printable glasses attachment to allow an individual to exchange between standard arms, customised arms or head straps.
Device to assist individuals who have difficulty pulling their pants up when changing.
Safe and comfortable sleeping support for individuals who need to maintain a neutral head position.
A play frame with a bungee system to allow user's with limited mobility to bounce and experience independent and active play.
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