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.
Following on from the Giant Scrabble Board, we were asked to provide a matching Rummikub game
A day centre wanted a Giant Scrabble board that could be used by members of all abilities.
The board was 1.5m square and was constructed with a metal sandwich so that magnetic tiles would stick to it, this was mounted on a wall.
Each tile was 85mm square, has raised, tactile, characters and with a handle that can be gripped using a grabber.
The tiles and positioning corners were 3D printed.
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.
A one-handed angler was struggling to hold his hooks when adding bait.
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.
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.
The client’s advancing dementia made it difficult to operate the baffling array of buttons on his new DAB radio.
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.
The client had a rare genetic disorder and was really only happy when he was sitting in his “cozy coupé” toy car. However, as he was outgrowing the coupe he was having to bend his legs backwards to allow him to use the car. Essex north adapted the wheels by extending both the front steering […]
These special jigsaws help improve the care of Dementia patients. Shop-bought jigsaws are not suitable for hospital use. The specially crafted jigsaws are made from a wipe clean material which complies with the hospital’s infection control measures and will not break, snap or bend. They have been made in six sizes, varying in difficulty […]
Table mounted on wheelchair Starboard mounting bracket The client requires a table for his motorised wheelchair, but none is available from its manufacturer. The client’s OT had several unused tables available. One was chosen, and brackets made and fitted to the chair’s arms. The clamp bolts were colour-coded port and starboard.
Client was very keen on sewing and tapestry but, as a result of a stroke, she can no longer use her left hand/arm. A pair of plywood boards was made to allow the item to be sewn to be held steady with plastic spring clips. Cunningly shaped holes allowed the needle to be passed through […]
The client has difficulty in forming a cue rest with his hand. A rest body was made from hardwood and the rests 3-D printed in plastic. There are two different supports and spacers, and an M5 button-headed socket screw.The support is dis-assembled using an allen key Brisrol panel case ref 11\15-04
Client’s requirement This referral came from an adult neurological physiotherapist for a 67 year-old paraplegic. “Her main hobby is sewing but [following her accident] she is unable to use the foot pedal to control her sewing machine. Some people do use the foot pedal with their knee but she has no control of her legs […]
The client has limited use of only one hand and limited use of both feet following an accident. He wanted to continue playing a genre of computer console games known as First Person Shooter (FPS) games. The particular characteristic of these games is that you need simultaneous and rapid use of two joysticks and also […]