OUR CLIENTS

People find themselves in need of our services for a variety of reasons; they may have cerebral palsy or an acquired brain injury as a result of an accident or a stroke, or a degenerative neurological condition or spinal injury.

We are a friendly and experienced team that work closely with our clients and their therapy teams to ensure the system is put together to best meet their needs and requirements.

At Malvern Scientific our work has supported individuals with a broad range of abilities and disabilities including:

Any physical disability incurred which impacts on everyday life such as loss of limbs or use of limbs, quadriplegia, tetraplegia, hearing loss.
Cognitive abilities range from those unable to demonstrate the ability to link cause-and-effect through to highly able locked-in individuals who require assistive technology to enable them to overcome their physical disabilities in order to communicate.
Communication difficulties may be as a result of physical or cognitive impairments, or both. Giving people a method of communicating their wishes to those around them is vital to their wellbeing and decreases related anxiety and frustration.
Loss of vision may be as a result of cortical vision impairment or a physiological cause and could be partial or total vision loss.
We offer a full range of services and products for all those with a degenerative condition – motor neurone disease or multiple sclerosis for example. All of our software is developed to be used with a touchscreen, our own specially developed switches, commercially available switches and eye gaze.

A user with a degenerative condition is able to continue using the same AT system they have become accustomed to using independently, whilst having the option to change their access method when using a touchscreen becomes difficult and tiring.

CHARLOTTE

LIVING WITH AN ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY

Charlotte is a young adult living with an acquired brain injury; she is cognitively able but has lost the power of speech. Her impaired dexterity makes typing very slow, and she is unable to use her TV remote control and iPod.

She urgently needs AT to help her to communicate and to control her environment. She also needs a way to generate text for emails and to facilitate her entry back into the workplace.

The state has failed to provide her with any suitable AT.

During our assessment Charlotte trialled a new way of typing she found very quick and easy to use. We were also able to establish that eye gaze technology could be of great benefit to her and would be key to her returning to a university education.

To receive a copy of a redacted Assistive Technology Needs Report please email on enquiries@malvernscientific.com

JAKE

LIVING WITH CEREBRAL PALSY

Jake is 9 years old. He suffered a birth injury resulting in profound physical and cognitive impairment. He has no speaking voice and no useful means of communicating his needs to others. He is unable to walk and has no functional use of his arms or hands.

Jake could use a simple AT system, but needs a very straightforward and intuitive interface to operate effectively.

His only option for control is to use eye gaze technology, providing him with simple communication options which he could select independently. The same system would offer access to his favourite music, photographs and dvds, and could offer him some touchscreen access to certain options.

We would recommend a track following wheelchair to allow Jake independent but safe and controlled mobility around the home.

To receive a copy of a redacted Assistive Technology Needs Report please email onenquiries@malvernscientific.com

GILLIAN

SUFFERED A SPINAL INJURY IN A ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

Gillian is a lady in her mid forties. She has retained her cognitive abilities but is unable to walk and has no independent mobility.

Gillian can use a standard computer but tires easily since her accident. We were able to recommend some alternatives to a conventional mouse, for Gillian to use at times when she needs additional support. We also advised on providing and training to use speech recognition software.

We recommended Gillian was provided with a high tech power wheelchair, allowing her to achieve a standing position independently.

An off road power wheelchair was also recommended. Gillian lives in a rural area and an off road wheelchair offers her greater independence; she can continue to enjoy the family walks she once enjoyed.

The recommendations also covered a full range of home controls – offering Gillian independent control over the doors and windows in her home.

To receive a copy of a redacted Assistive Technology Needs Report please email onenquiries@malvernscientific.com

TOM

LIVING WITH SEVERE VISION IMPAIRMENT

Tom is 35 years old and living with a severe vision impairment. He has no other disabilities. He is registered blind and has no useful vision.

We were able to advise and recommend a range of solutions for Tom, including screen reader technology providing speech and Braille output, to enable him to use a PC and access the internet.

We also recommended an assistive technology system to assist Tom with access to a range of entertainment features that he would otherwise find impossible to use.

To receive a copy of a redacted Assistive Technology Needs Report please email onenquiries@malvernscientific.com

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OUR ADDRESS

Malvern Scientific
Bruff Business Centre
Suckley
Worcestershire
WR6 5DR

Phone: 01886 884741
Email: enquiries@malvernscientific.com
Web: www.malvernscientific.com

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