A very active 8 year old girl with CP finds riding a tricycle difficult due to her left ankle extending and her foot hitting the ground. An ankle brace has been designed and is now in regular use to prevent foot drop. The brace has also provided an added, unexpected benefit to aid walking
A nine year old girl with cerebral palsy wanted to be able to attract her teacher’s attention like all the other pupils did by raising their hands. It needed to be visible to allow the teacher to see, but not disruptive to the class. It also needed to be easily detachable when not required. What was created was a cantilevered light […]
Twin with Cerabral Palsy wanted to use his ‘K’ walker on their 1st seaside holiday on the sand and in the sea.
Conversion of an adult treadmill for a 4 year old child. The side rails provide handholds, and the front bar stops him from either tripping on the frame or knocking his head on the control panel. The frame is height adjustable to allow for growth.
Custom made adaptor to convert trigger mechanism of controller to a large lever
End user is 15 year old child, has medical equipment in bedroom, oxygen concentrator and suction, long lengths of plastic tubing which needed to be kept tidy and safe, to prevent trips and to prevent damage to equipment. Previously was using tie-wraps to tie excess tubing to bed frame which was untidy. Nasal cannula and […]
A young man with severe cerebral palsy and spasms was being lifted by his parents into and out of a Leckey bath chair for bathing, affecting their backs. The usual solutions of a wheeled hoist or overhead rail were not suitable. A sliding seat was made that allowed the wheeled hoist to be used outside the bath and the seat then slid over the bath.
Remap were contacted by an Occupational Therapist in Salford, whose client used their shower chair to move about at home due to its smaller size in comparison to his wheelchair. The shower chair however has no headrest fitted, which was a particular problem during seizures.
A 3D printed additional grip for the Sky remote
Makeability were contacted by an Occupational Therapist in Salford, whose client used their shower chair to move about at home due to its smaller size in comparison to his wheelchair. The shower chair however has no headrest fitted, which was a particular problem during seizures.
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.
The limited adjustment of the client’s wheelchair footsupports meant that his feet were not supported comfortably. Longer cushions were added to the footplates to provide the required support.
Some people with e.g. cerebral palsy are unable to use physical controllers such as buttons and joysticks but are still able to make intentional hand movements. HandShake uses a pair of BBC Micro:bits to enable triggers to be sent to switchable communication software to enable speech to be composed. A trigger is sent to the communications device when the participant moves a hand above an adjustable threshold of acceleration.
For many high-tech assistive communication (AAC) users, it is difficult to see when they are composing a message. We implemented a system that visually indicates when communication software is being used.
The client uses a shower chair to move through his home and needed a head rest mounting on it.
This handy shelf allows Daniel to slide hot dishes in and out of the oven safely.