The capability to prepare food is a key marker for an independent life but, unless you are going to live on cold food, that means cooking. What could be easier? A temperature sensor and a relay and some bespoke interfacing. Except – ovens, especially built-in ones, are hostile environments for electronics.
The client lives alone in a bungalow and is having problems getting her meals from the kitchen to the lounge. The OT and client had tried a smaller metal tray and was asking for handles to be fitted to the tray.
This handy shelf allows Daniel to slide hot dishes in and out of the oven safely.
The client’s reduced strength made it difficult to lift the heavy lids on her Aga kitchen stove.
Kick step Underside showing operating mechanism Gliding around the kitchen In use as a kickstep Client only has the upper section of both her arms and is very adept with her two split hook prosthesis. There are times however when she finds it easier to manipulate items with her feet while seated. For this, she […]
The client needs a guard to hold pans on top of his kitchen stove while he stirs. The stainless steel cage clamps on the side of the stove. 0
Some autistic children have a compulsion to raid the fridge, which gives rise to a need for a child-proof lock that is easily controlled by the parents. Fridge-freezers usually have provision to mount the doors on either side, so there will be a pair of unused tapped holes between the doors on the open side. […]
The client is an amputee, and needed a pull-out table in his kitchen for crockery etc., prior to washing up. The client washes up from his wheelchair, but the kitchen layout left little space for the crockery, pans etc. ready for washing. On the left of the sink there is a washing machine under the […]
Platform in use Spring-loaded castor and support bracket The client, who is 4ft 2in, uses boxes to allow her to stand at the kitchen sink to do the washing up and look out over her garden. This was unstable and she had already fallen once. A stepped platform 25cm high with a hand rail was […]
Knife in use Knife tang with pins added Knife and prosthesis The client finds it difficult to safely hold a kitchen knife with her split-hook prosthesis. The plastic handle of the client’s knife was removed and the blade drilled to accept two small stainless steel pins welded in place. The pins were located such that […]
The client, aged 92, has severe back problems and limited movement to bend down and is having difficulty reaching shelves in two corner kitchen cupboards. Can Remap adapt the shelves with a means allowing pulling out the baskets A set of four 500 wide wire baskets were obtained form B&Q (Cooke & Lewis range). These […]
The client has a table top cooker with two hotplates. He has accidentally knocked pans off this hob in the past and needed a safety modification. An aluminium frame was constructed and fitted to the cooker sides and front, fixed at the corners to lessen the risk. Bristol Remap case ref. 4\13-07 0
Following a succession of strokes, father-of-two Andy lost the use of his right arm. Determined to cook for his family one handed, he was initially unable to prevent pans from sliding dangerously all over the cooker. We fashioned a horizontal frame to prevent sliding, attached to two perpendicular “goalpost” style restraints to stop pans rotating […]
This client uses a conventional wheelchair for mobility, inside and outside the home. He likes to spend time cooking but finds it difficult to access the worktops and appliances from his wheelchair. In particular the conventional footrests prevent close approach to the units. As he requires foot support, Remap were asked if they could provide less protruding […]
Client suffers from severe short-term memory loss following a motorcycle accident. Fridge and freezer doors are left open and an alarm system to respond to doors left open was requested. Two identical door sensors and timer alarm systems were supplied. The door sensors were heavy-duty surface contacts type TZ45Y in which the normally open reed […]
A lady wheelchair user has difficulty seeing recessed cooker control setting knobs because of the low wheelchair height. A mirror reflecting hand-held device was made. The client is now able to see the controls and adjust them to the required setting without someone else in attendance. 0