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Heard of Fixperts? Come and look at what they do - and tell us what you think

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HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 25-Mar-13 20:13:57

Hello. We've recently come across a pretty inspiring bunch of folks at an outfit called Fixperts.

They are design geeks who want to share the creative and social values of design as widely as possible - by sharing their ideas with folks who could do with a clever design solution to something that's making their life difficult.

And they make a little Fixperts film each time to show how it all works out.

So, in this film, for example, you can see how Fixperts helped a London cycle paramedic find a way to stow his intubation tube safely on his bike, and here you can see how Fixperts came up with an an ingenious way to help an elderly lady called Edna who was having difficulty putting on her socks.

So, what we want to know is, what do you think?

Do you like what Fixperts do? And if so, can you think of any design challenges in your life/another Mumsnetter's life that you'd like Fixperts to try to fix?

Please do share.

RollingThunder Tue 26-Mar-13 13:16:02

I have ds5 with asd and nt ds3. Currently when I walk to school ds3 goes in the buggy and ds5 on the buggy board! (He's not really safe around busy roads without a high level of supervision).

The problem is that ds3, is really fed up with being in the buggy and wants to go on the buggy board too! So I need a contraption that I can push two standing up kids on, without the buggy bit!

Any suggestions?

SoupDreggon Tue 26-Mar-13 15:08:51

I"m thinking maybe velcro could be utilised in solving your knob problem, CMOT.

wonkylegs Tue 26-Mar-13 16:30:06

CMOT grating - I have reduced grip and use a box grater on a non slip grip mat that the OT gave me. It takes a knack but works for me. If this doesn't help have you tried an electric grater, which in theory should be easier but never tried one myself so can't vouch for it , have seen them for £10/15.

InMySpareTime Tue 26-Mar-13 16:38:53

My food processor has a grater attachment, that's perfectly workable one-handed.
The double buggy board solution is a skateboard with a knotted rope drilled through the front, or two scooters.

InMySpareTime Tue 26-Mar-13 16:40:36

Or a granny shopping trolley with the bag taken off and the buggy board attached.

CMOTDibbler Tue 26-Mar-13 16:43:24

I do use a box grater on a non slip mat, but have to try and hold it down with my elbow which hurts and is not v useful. I did have an electric grater, but it was rubbish. The food processor works, but it narks me to have to wash all that up for a tiny bit of cheese.

geogteach Tue 26-Mar-13 16:58:18

For people looking for wheelchair fixes, you can get a cupholder that fits down near the foot plate, my sister got one recently sure she just found it through amazon or a google search. For steps basically you need to tip on back wheels but the 'stops' on the back can stop you tipping far enough, these can be removed and turned other way up so they are out of the way and can be used to step down on to tip the wheelchair. Not sure I have explained this well but as my sister has had to resort to using hers permanently recently I am learning new stuff all the time!

InMySpareTime Tue 26-Mar-13 16:58:53

Grate a load of cheese at once and keep it in the freezer to defrost as needed.

BackforGood Tue 26-Mar-13 18:02:35

PLEASE will somwonw tell me how to make the video play? Pretty please?
(I'm on a PC, not a phone or anything)

BoffinMum Wed 27-Mar-13 11:05:05

RollingThunder - A Segway??!!

TheOneWithTheHair Wed 27-Mar-13 17:25:16

RollingThunder you need a suitcase trolley from a posh hotel with a nice gold cage round it.

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