Hobbies

 

Sewing Machine Speed Controller

The client, who is a wheelchair user, was not able to use the foot operated speed controller for her new overlocker sewing machine.
A hand operated speed controller was constructed so that the client, who enjoys sewing, can now control the speed with her hand operated switches.

Fishing Trolley Stool

Malcom would love to go fishing again and he has a fishing cart to carry all his gear but he needs to sit down often when he pushes it to the lake. I made him a folding seat that is easy to fold down so he can rest at regular intervals.

Drawing board

8 year old girl with cerebral palsy would love to draw and paint but has limited ability to use her upper limbs. She needs a way of securing the paper on her desk and wheelchair table. The usual methods of Dycem mat, blutac, masking tape etc do not work.

Head-mounted binoculars

A keen bird-watcher has near-total paralysis of her right hand. She had been finding it impossible to hold her binoculars steady, and wanted a device to attach them to her head and adjust them using her left hand only.

Servo assisted sailing

Remap are regular attenders at the RYA Sailability Conference. This project is one of their members projects, but referencing here provides useful archive material for a very typical Remap area of work.

Wheelchair Turntable

A man who had a stroke now uses an attendant propelled wheelchair. The access/egress from the house in which he resided was difficult with a need to negotiate a right angle bend in a very confined location. An infill next to a step provided a level access and incorporated a turntable on which the chair could be rotated to the new direction.

Wheeled garden tool holder

A gardening charity needed a means for a volunteer with severe back pain to carry documents, small gardening tools etc around the gardening site. A simple wheeled trolley was made that allows the user have access to her gardening impedimenta without having to bend.

Jack for wheelchair archer

A wheelchair user wishes to return to archery. To avoid the bow clashing with one of the wheelchair wheels, he removes one wheel and supports the chair on a jack. A change of wheelchair means the jack no longer fits his chair. A bracket was made to fix the jack in place to allow one wheel to be removed.

Blind dominoes playing boards

A ten year old boy who has been totally blind since birth had recently become interested in playing dominoes. The school had acquired two special sets of tactile dominoes, double six and double nine, where the pips were substantially raised so that blind people could gauge the number of pips by touch only.

Artist’s paint brush holder

The client has difficulty gripping the slender handle of her paint brush. This 3D-printed plastic holder will suit a range of brush sizes.

RDA trailer remote speed control

A Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) school uses a small tractor to tow a powered machine. The speed control lever is mounted on the tractor with plastic pipe clips which allows it to be detached easily when necessary.

One-handed snooker rest

A one-handed snooker player required a rest for his cue that could allow him to play his shots, but also be easy to move one-handed about the table.

Xbox Controller Modification

The client’s physiotherapist asked Remap to devise a way of preventing the client working the left side buttons with his right hand which he was apt to do but it was preventing correct development of his left hand. Essex North  volunteer added a perspex shield between the buttons preventing the right hand operating the left […]