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 needed a device to help him put on the special neoprene sock onto his leg to which the prosthetic limb is attached as he had difficulty reaching down.
A holder for existing nurse call units in hospitals that allows the unit to be used by patients with limited mobility and/or dexterity. Developed initially for use by stroke patients in a specialist ward.
North Lincolnshire council run activity sessions at various “wellbeing hubs” around the county. One of the activities is archery and although they had a bow stand made by Remap some years ago for wheelchair use they asked for another one suitable for use both in a chair and standing.
A soulution to the recurring demand to mount equipment to wheelchairs including Wanzil trend babyy carrier, YEPP child bike seat and a solution for non-child carrying purposes using an offset socket which can be useful for other devices (for example a tray).
The lady had suffered from sepsis and, as a consequence, had lost both hands and both feet. The NHS were able to provide a wheelchair and later prosthetic legs but had little to offer in the short term to provide hand functions. We were able to provide basic implements to enable her to feed herself, brush her hair, and to write birthday cards and sign cheques.
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.
The Client , a lady, had lost both hands and feet due to sepsis. A stairlift had been installed in her house but there were two small steps to be negotiated dor which she required assistance.
Reuben, aged 6, is in P2. Born without legs, he needs a way to get from his wheelchair to the toilet. Working with his OT, Remap NI made a transfer board. This needs to be supported on a frame; this was built from aluminium alloy tube salvaged from no fewer than sixteen discarded crutches. The board itself is chipboard; it has layers of foam and padding all covered in furniture grade polyurethane. Reuben launched himself on to the board without hesitation; he is one happy boy with a new degree of independence.
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.
This sip/puff actuator was developed from an original design from the Herefordshire Panel, the electrical circuits and motor are exactly the same as the Herefordshire Panel Device. I modified the actuator to use a cam and lever after realising almost all of the older sewing machine pedals are identical. More modern machines pedals differ. […]
Modified spinner fitted to steering wheel Unmodified spinner showing opening … … and now closed up The client wished to replace the spinner that he uses to control his car steering wheel, but the replacement model had an opening in its handle which made it hard to use. A metal closure was fitted and the […]
A young child with a prosthetic hand struggled to hold the handlebars of his bicycle. This simple aid clamps onto the handlebars and allows the hand to grip. 0
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 […]
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 […]
Finished seat Forming the seat cushion Underside of seat showing screw height adjustment and plywood board tool tray The client is an amputee and requires a wheeled seat to allow her to continue with her gardening. The seat cushion needs to be custom shaped to suit the asymmetric amputation and have arms to help her […]