The Client, an MS sufferer, has an Assistance Dog to help her with everyday tasks. An essential part of the bonding process between Client and dog is the ability to reward the dog by play. In this case, throwing a ball. Unfortunately, the Client no longer has the physical ability tp perfom this simple action. Knowing that Remap had done this before, the request was made to develop a similar item based on a catapult.
The West Midlands Panel of Remap was approached by a local academy that caters for many children who are wheelchair users and severely disabled. A member of staff who was an Occupational Therapist had identified a product made in the United States which was felt would be of benefit to the children at the school. The problems were the cost of the product, the shipping costs, and the fact that the product was not available in the U.K.
The product provided a rocking table on which a wheelchair could sit. Movements by the wheelchair use would then cause the table to rock back and forth in the same manner as a rocking horse.
Professional drummer with MND needed a droppable backrest so that he could get onto his drum kit stool independently, so he can play at his leisure.
Following making game consoles for people with disabilities (see other project on Makeability) Essex Central group were requested to make a similar console for blind or partially sighted people by the Essex branch of the charity Deafblind UK. This game console meets that need.
Remap Essex central were approached by groups caring for pople with dementia, who wanted a game to occupy people with dementia and provide an assessment of how an individual was deteriorating
A young blind man living alone, wanted to make hot drinks with milk for his friends.
Description : Ear switch as an assistive communication and control device / gaming switch and HCI
The trike is a homemade piece of mobility equipment made from two bikes with a platform inbetween and a loading ramp. This allows someone that is disabled to experience the joys of cycling whilst still being in the wheelchair for maximum comfort with their favourite person doing the pedalling. If you happen to stop along the way at say a garden centre, then you still have the wheelchair with you for regular activities !
Following on from the Giant Scrabble Board, we were asked to provide a matching Rummikub game
Child-sized portable voice amplifier for a child with a very soft voice
Staff at a local Day Centre for the elderly use a collection of hats to encourage and stimulate members with dementia to reminisce and discuss when and where the hats were worn. The staff asked for a hat stand that could be “flat-packed” for assembly at one of their craft sessions. A hat stand was […]
The client could not tell when he was shouting in a normal conversation. The solution was an electronic belt-mounted aid, which measures the difference between the client’s voice and the ambient noise level. It vibrates when this difference exceeds a pre-determined amount alerting the client to the fact that he is shouting. He is now […]
This thirteen-year old young lady has severe heart and lung problems and requires constant access to oxygen. Pulling a trolley with 10kg cylinder of gas was very tiring, and restricted her from joining in with her peer group. A metal basket, to carry the oxygen bottle, was made and fitted to electric microscooter. The basket […]
The client wished to share a drink with his mates on level terms but he was unable to climb onto a normal height of bar stool. A normal bar stool was shortened and fitted over a pneumatically raised bath seat to enable it to be elevated to the required level. The client can now enjoy a […]