Homecraft Pick-Up Reacher Modification

This is a 3D-printed modification to the Homecraft Rolyan Pick-Up Reacher. The work was undertaken as part of a project for Remap. Remap is a UK-registered charity that custom-make equipment to help disabled people live more independent lives.

Links to download the free 3D design files can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

The problem with the standard grabber was that it only pinches the sides of an object if you pick it up from lying down. The modification with wider jaws and a design that curves round means that it can get underneath the object to ‘scoop’ it… making it easier to pick up (and also maintain hold with a weaker grip).

This short video demonstrates the benefits of using the modification compared to the original…

“[The client] was very impressed with the modified unit. It was very versatile … she was able to pick things off the floor (seated in wheelchair) also from the worktop from a standing position… It was a project very well done.”

Remap Project Coordinator

For each arm there are two 3D-printed parts. The main arm and an aesthetic cap (as illustrated in the images below). For security a small amount of hot-glue was used. For additional security, the design has a recess for a short screw to be added. Finally, for additional grip / friction, a silicon strip was glued along the contact edge (you can see this in blue on the video above). This strip can be made from a pair of rubber gloves or a swimming cap if you’re unable to source suitable material.

You may also wish to view more grabber designs in our library.

To download the file(s) for this design, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.

Accessibility Handle for Alcatel 1066 Mobile Phone

This is a handle which is designed to clip onto an Alcatel 1066 Mobile Phone to aid grip. It is for those with weaker hands and/or limited mobility, and means that if grip is lost, the phone remains in the hand rather than dropping.

There are two versions of the handle. The first is rigid and can easily be removed when the phone is stored in a bag or pocket. The second is collapsible, so there is no need to remove it for storage.

Links to download the free 3D design files can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

These images show the rigid handle being used…

The handle has been designed in 2 parts. The clip slides easily onto the phone, then the handle simply clicks in place and holds them all together. The handle can easily be detached when the phone it stored in a pocket or bag. The collapsible handle can be left attached to the phone (there is more information about this at the bottom of this article).

For further guidance on assembly and use, please see this short video…

To download the file(s) for the Alcatel 1066 clip and rigid handle, please click here.

If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.

You may also wish to view more grip aid designs in our library.

Collapsible Handle

The articulated connector collapsible handle can be downloaded from here. It is compatible with the clip for the Alcatel 1066 and many other of our own ENABL3D.ME accessibility aids.

You can print as many links as needed and add/remove links as necessary in order to make the handle the perfect fit (as seen in this video). If you don’t own a 3D printer, we can 3D print these for you.

The images below show the links joined to a connector clip (and also in use on a BT 2000 DECT Phone Accessibility Handle).

Accessibility Handle for BT 4600 DECT Phone

This is a handle which is designed to clip onto a BT 4600 DECT Phone to aid grip. It is for those with weaker hands and/or limited mobility, and means that if grip is lost, the phone remains in the hand rather than dropping.

Links to download the free 3D design files can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

NOTE: There is a new and improved design for the clip and handle (more info lower down the page).

Thanks to ENABL3D.ME, I am thrilled with the handle for my phone. I am no longer worried about dropping it, which I frequently did, being unable to pick it up from being seated in my wheelchair. Just when I really needed it.

The handle has been designed in 2 parts. The clips slide easily onto the phone, then the handle simply clicks in place and holds them all together. The handle can be left in place whilst the phone is charging.

For further guidance on assembly and use, please see this short video…

New and Improved Design

An updated design (illustrated below) has been release in Sept 2019 with the following improvements:

  • The clip is much stronger
    • It almost impossible to snap during normal everyday use
    • It will not stretch and get loose over time
  • The interlocking mechanism has been simplified
    • It is easier to use
    • It is no longer prone to wear
  • The handle is more comfortable to hold
    • The design is more ergonomic
    • All the edges have been rounded

To download the file(s) for this design, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.

You may also wish to view more grip aid designs in our library.

Accessibility Handle for BT 2000 DECT Phone

This is a handle which is designed to clip onto a BT 2000 DECT Phone to aid grip. It is for those with weaker hands and/or limited mobility, and means that if grip is lost, the phone remains in the hand rather than dropping.

Links to download the 3D design files can be found at the end of this article together with options to order a 3D print and/or design modification from us.

The handle has been designed in 3 parts. The clips slide easily onto the phone, then the handle simply clicks in place and holds them all together. The handle can be left in place whilst the phone is charging.

For further guidance on assembly and use, please see this short video…

To download the file(s) for this design, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about ordering a print or requesting a design modification, please see our 3D Design and 3D Printing services page.

You may also wish to view more grip aid designs in our library.