Category: Neurological Disabilities

DIY Giant Hospital Nurse Call Button (3D Printed)

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Giant hospital nurse call button 3D printed is designed for use by individuals with limited upper extremity strength and coordination who need to press a call button for assistance while positioned in a hospital bed. 

Step 1: Print the parts

Materials Needed:

A frame to hold the handset securely.

A large hinged pad that you press.

Hinge pins which insert through holes in the hinged pad at each upper corner and are glued into the main frame 3D print.

A clip on clamp, which goes over front lower surface of the handset to stop it falling out of the frame.


Technical Specifications: 

Step 2: The front clamp

The front clips over the main 3D printed frame and holds the nurse call handset securely in place. The handset can them be removed at any time, unaltered and unmodified in any way.

Step 3:  Inserting the handset

Insert the handset into cradle. 

Step 4:  Clipping on the front clamp

This clips on and holds the handset in place securely without damaging it in any way.

Step 5:  Insert handset

Make adjustments for front clamp.

Step 6:  Side view of hinges

3D printed hinge pins go in through side holes in the top hinged pad that you press, into holes in the main 3D printed frame.

NOTE: At the moment you have to carefully drill out or file out the holes in the main frame that receive these pins.

Step 7:  This is how you use it

Press the big chunky lever and the buzzer will go off.

Step 8:  3D files

Please refer to the author’s website to access the 3D files in Google sketchup files and also as .stl files for your printer.

Makerbot Replicator (the original plywood one) was also used in this process.

Author: XenonJohn


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DIY Giant hospital nurse call button 3D printed