An activity board for a special school
Modification of an electrically assisted bike so the pedals rotate independently.
Attached are two pictures of foot and leg exercising devices designed and made by two members of REMAP Gwent, who do have a very special interest in those who suffer from MS and their inability to get the crucial type of exercise they need. This will also apply to any other person who has […]
Remapni recently had an enquiry from a physiotherapist in a special school. Sheila has a pupil who wants to use a static exercise bike. The problem is that it is a little big for him, and his feet tend to turn outwards. This causes his heels to catch on the cranks. There are straps on […]
The client, aged 7, has a treadmill to help her condition. The handles are too high. New handles were made from steel tube with ends bent to form clamps. Handlebar tape was applied.
There is often a need to fix pedal exercisers in relation to the client’s chair, to stop them travelling when in use. The problem can be solved by standing both pedal assembly and chair on a board. The example shown was made for use in a hospital, and so is adjustable to suit different clients’ […]
The client cannot move her legs to pedal, and relies on the electric exerciser to pull her feet around, hence moving her leg muscles. This means the pedals are trying to pull away from her feet, and the only friction between foot and pedal is due to the weight of her leg. (i.e. no downward […]
Table in upper position Table in lower position The client uses a cycle exerciser for both legs and arms, but is unable to raise it from floor level (for leg exercise) to chest level (for arm exercise) unaided. A crank-operated rising table was made to raise and lower the exerciser between the two levels. […]
Unmodified treadmill Side rail A child needs to exercise on a treadmill but currently, his parents must hold him to provide support and stability. Side rails have been clamped to the existing treadmill so he can support himself. Top bracket Bottom bracket
The Leg Exerciser folds flat for storage or transport. To use, raise the frame to the vertical position and secure with the bolts and wingnuts. The bar adjusts from 22cm to 50cm in height. Adjust to a comfortable level below knee height and secure with the four bolts and wingnuts. Place the Exerciser on a non […]
Remap were asked to modify a pedal exercise machine. The brief was to help the user to retain their feet on the pedals during exercise whilst in a sitting position. This was achieved by securing a pair of the user’s shoes to the pedals as shown. Unmodified pedal Pedals in use To use, with the […]
The client is a young boy who is unable to support himself on his legs and uses a Rollator to get about. As part of his therapy, needs to exercise on a treadmill, for which handrails are required to support him. This free-standing design requires no modification to the treadmill and allows it to be […]
The client is a stroke victim, who uses a set of exercise pedals to exercise his lower legs and ankles. His feet slide out of the pedals. He requires something to restrain his ankles from sliding off of the back of the pedals. The assembly was supplied with rubber ‘toe clips’ which were attached to […]
The client is a marathon runner who has tunnel vision. He does not see other runners on either side. Two cut-down pieces of plastic mirror tile fitted with adjustable hinges & mounted on wrap-round sunglasses. With only a slight turn of the head the client can see other runners alongside and behind.
A wheelchair user who needed to use a ‘standing frame’ to strengthen her leg muscles was hoisted to and from the standing frame. Her wheelchair could not be positioned directly in front of the standing frame as a bar protruded from the frame between her legs. It was not safe to hoist the client over […]
This client’s physiotherapy requires that he stands for 30 minutes twice a day. He was unable to do this when working away from the office or out of the country and requested an air-transportable support if possible. A steel frame that could support his weight at elbow level was made. A sponge covered cross member […]