Hello from Fixperts, an ever-growing world-wide network of clever, generous people who use their imagination and skills to solve immediate, everyday problems for others.
Fixperts works with schools, universities and companies to encourage people to be resourceful. Thousands of Fixperts all around the world have used and grown their skills to improve the daily lives of the people they meet.
Inspiring Fix Films from all over the world
FFixperts have made hundreds of films telling the stories of their fixes. Here are a few we’re loving right now.
Junko is an officer working at Hosei University. She often has to put up notices on bulletin boards. Not being tall means higher areas are out of her reach. A team of engineering and design Fixperts made her a helpful tool that allows her to insert and remove tacks easily across the whole board.
Designers draw on a traditional Japanese custom to establish new behaviours for students entering the health-centre. They figure out how to solve their fixpartners' problem of managing who needs to take off their shoes and come in and who can keep their shoes on and be treated by the entrance.
Mr. Kitagawa works in a shop and has regular deliveries of rice. Each bag weighing 30 kg has to be carried to the back of the shop. A team from Kyoto Institute of Technology create trolley to help Mr Kitagawa.
A Team of Fixperts from Brunel University make a clever device to help Arthur carry his shopping bags without causing him pain on his hands.
Ellen is a paralympic swimmer and struggles with drying her hair. She has training 6 times a week which results to 4 and half hours spent on drying her hair a week! Fixperts from NCAD in Ireland help Ellen and save her time withe Armore Hairbrush Holder.
Moshe wants to carry his little daughter Shir around with him when he travel in his wheelchair, but he can't because he is worried the cracks in the pavement will make him and Shir fall. A team of fixperts from HiT in Isreal make a safety belt so that they can both travel safe and sound.
Mr Shikata transports heavy goods using a trolley and has to pass through many doors.
Daniel Has limited reach and requires support to help him eat independently. The Fixperts at Holon Institute of Technology Make him a non slip easy to clean eating aid surface.
Maria spends many hours standing in the street selling balloons. Fixperts studying at ITESM in Querétaro, Mexico made her a light weight flat pac seat.
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