Assistive Devices

Assistive Devices

Elevating Healthcare with Innovative Medical Design

In the rapidly advancing world of medical science, one cannot overstate the significance of assistive devices. These tools, created with precision and attention, have revolutionized patient care, bridging the gap between disability and functionality. As a pioneering medical design company, we’re proud to be at the forefront of this transformation. Here’s how our innovations in assistive devices are reshaping the future of healthcare.

Assistive devices are tools, equipment, or software that aid individuals in performing tasks that they might otherwise find challenging due to physical or cognitive disabilities. Ranging from simple everyday tools like hearing aids and walking sticks to advanced software for speech recognition, these devices empower individuals, ensuring they lead a life of dignity and independence.

all plastics stretcher

Key Benefits of Assistive Devices

Enhanced Mobility

Our designs, from wheelchairs to advanced mobility aids, enhance user freedom despite physical limitations.

Eco-conscious Design

Beyond individual well-being, our designs for assistive devices are also environment-friendly, minimizing carbon footprints while maximizing positive life impacts.

User-friendly Experience

Our devices are user-centric, requiring minimal maintenance and offering ease of use.

Safety and Independence

From the initial design phase through to the end production, our assistive equipment designs focus on both safety and independence.

Chair 4 life

Wheelchair Design

Renfrew Group, in partnership with the NHS unveiled the innovative modular children’s wheelchair ‘Chair 4 Life’ system designed to address the unmet needs of disabled children and young adults at NHS Expo in April 2013.

The Chair4Life (C4L) initiative emerged from the NHS National Innovation Centre (NIC) in response to clear statements of clinical need from users, carers and health experts. The priority need was identified in the Department of Health’s ‘Innovation Health & Wealth’ report to create a specification for a wheelchair, that would, be easily adaptable for a growing child, improve quality and provision of equipment, promote independence and improve a child’s quality of life into their teenage years.


How can we support you?

Assistive devices are more than just tools – they are extensions of the human body and mind. Our commitment is to design devices that resonate with this philosophy, enhancing lives and fostering independence.

With advancements in technology, particularly in AI, IoT, and biomechanics, the horizon for assistive devices is ever-widening. We commit to R&D, maintain leadership in medical design, and deliver global solutions.

leg strengthening device

A better leg strengthening device

Rehabilitation device

Jen Turner, a physiotherapist and innovator approached us with a prototype rehabilitation device for leg strengthening.

Jen’s service focuses on falls prevention, strengthening for improving arthritic joint conditions and prevention of de-conditioning to maintain independence and improve activities of daily living.

A desire to improve patient outcomes drove Jen to initiate a better leg-strengthening device than those currently available. The aim was for the machine to be more effective than current tools for strengthening patients’ lower limbs and instrumental in reducing the de-conditioning effect seen with other devices, and strengthening those patients most at risk of losing their independence.

Plastics Lightweight Stretcher

UKDI contracted Renfrew Group to design and develop the new Recovery + all-plastics stretcher, a lightweight, foldable polymer device. Security and medical professionals intend to use this device, equipped with restraining features, to safely medicate and transport individuals requiring X-ray or MRI scans. (Plastics do not create the shadowing that occurs when metals are present in the image field)

The product offers various safe emergency solutions and utilized by the NHS for two years.

Assistive Devices
foldable Stretcher
UKDI all plastics stretcher

UKDI director Nick Gray, says  “The stretcher is a multi-positional flexible stretcher which folds into 3 parts – a treatment platform that can be used for transport, evacuation, and rescue. You can use it in either a seated position or a supine position.”.

Frontline personnel in healthcare, law enforcement, fire and rescue, and corrections are the intended focus of Recovery+, which emphasizes dignified individual care. Use of the equipment helps to de-escalate situations where the responder may be dealing with violent or disruptive people.

Nick Gray “The stretcher is produced with simple principles, in particular the way a person would like to be treated, with a specific focus on compassion, dignity and safety for carers and patients alike.”

Medical device concept all the way to manufacture support

Maximize your product’s potential with our comprehensive manufacturing support. From concept to execution, we specialize in transforming your ideas into reality. Whether you need assistance with specific tasks or the entire process, we’re here to guide you.

Utilize our proficiency in crafting small-batch drug delivery devices, infection control mechanisms, and clinical trial assemblies. We manage every detail from part procurement to assembly and testing. Plus, our ISO13485 certification ensures you a seamless transition to clinical evaluation. Trust in our expertise and speed to advance your projects towards commercialisation.

Wheelchair design sketch
Wheelchair design CAD
Chair 4 life - children wheelchair design

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