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West Ham United & Beach
Reece is a keen West Ham United football supporter and wished to incorporate the team’s iconic colours and logo on his new powered wheelchair.
3C and West Ham United worked together with a specialist embroiderer and signwriter to give Reece the personalised wheelchair of his dreams.
During our assessment, we learnt Reece’s family had regular holidays to the south of France. Sadly, he was unable to join them in the sea to cool off in the summer heat and have fun on the beach.
We were able to help the family source and purchase a floating wheelchair, so Reece can now fully participate in family beach activities.
Patrick lives in an adapted home on a smallholding with animals. He enjoys helping with the livestock and needed an all-terrain powered wheelchair acting as his quadbike.
Patrick needed a tow hitch fitted to his powered wheelchair, so he could attach a trailer to feed the horses in the yard and paddocks.
Using tractor parts, 3C created an agricultural tow hitch and trailer drawbar. This has given Patrick the satisfaction to help with the animals and assist in the family’s daily farmyard chores.
Learning to drive
Louise was living independently with moderate learning difficulties in a supported living environment until she had a stroke. She did not want to become dependent, and 3C provided her with a powered wheelchair and seating to be able to access the communal areas to socialise with friends.
The 3C team worked with Louise to teach her how to use a joystick to drive her new powered wheelchair. We also personalised the programming of the wheelchair’s speed, turning, braking and acceleration settings to meet Louise’s capabilities and increase her independence.
Eye-tracking communication aid
Mike needed to be more comfortable in his wheelchair to achieve his goal of learning to use his eye-tracking communication aid.
The multi-disciplinary team (MDT) worked on a number of approaches to help manage Mike’s tone and patterns of movement. These included; a new lycra suit, modular seating system, blocking entrapment spaces and soft padding at contact points.
This improved Mike’s stability and comfort, enabling him to use his eye-tracking communication aid to interact more easily with his friends and family.
Sarah is a wheelchair user living in an adapted home with live-in carers. Unfortunately, her armrests kept breaking during pivot transfers. Sarah wanted to maintain her independent transfers and avoid the necessity for a hoist.
Our workshop was able to design and build an aesthetic, strong and lightweight armrest solution. This enabled Sarah to maintain her independence levels for ‘activities of daily living’, and favourite hobbies.