Adapted Sewing Machine Controller
PURPOSE: To enable an individual with quadriplegia to operate a sewing machine. A plywood box was built to house the sewing machine foot pedal. Built into the box was a hinged flap and an inflatable blood pressure cuff attached to a plastic tube. The existing spring on the foot pedal was replaced by a weaker spring that is just strong enough to allow the pedal to return to the off position. When the user blows into the tube, she inflates the blood pressure cuff which presses on
Industrial Sewing Machine Adaptation.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adaptation of an industrial treadle sewing machine so it can be operated with hands and arms only. Illustrates an adaptation consisting of a hinged board attached to the front of the sewing machine, connected to the foot pedal by means of a threaded rod and turnbuckles. Includes photographs. COMMENTS: For information contact: Peter Axelson, 5858 Empire Grade, Santa Cruz, California 95060 SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. Assembly. AUTHOR: Gugerty, J J; Tin
Shad Sewing Machine Model 607ARC2006/7
The Shad Sewing Machine is a wireless, remote-controlled sewing machine specifically designed for those with restricted movement who have difficulty doing needlework using a standard sewing machine. This device is comprised of 2 units: An on/off switch that can be placed anywhere round the workstation and an interface unit mounted on the machine body which picks up a radio signal from the switch and operates the machine. When the switch is pressed, the machine will start/stop stitching. The devi