A client with motor neurone disease has “dropped head syndrome” meaning his neck muscles have insufficient strength to keep his head upright. The usual solution to this problem is to use a neck brace, but Chris found this solution very uncomfortable. Remap made him a light weight and discreet aid.
The client has very limited movement and only in one hand. He had a table-mounted joystick control for his Rea Azalea tilt in space wheelchair but he uses a tablet to communicate and both the table and the joystick were in the way of it. The request was to relocate the joystick so that the client could be access it, and access the tablet.
The client has insufficient strength and movement to use the bed remote control unless it is held in exactly the correct position. A device was needed to hold the controller such that the client could reach it in the night and make adjustments using one finger.
A client that has very limited movement wants to continue to smoke but can only do so with constant help by carers. A ‘Smoker’s Robot’ also known as an ‘Able 2 Cigarette Holder’ was used but beware, the device as delivered, did not work.
The client with motor neuron disease has inadequate strength in his hands to operate his mattress elevator to allow him to get out of bed unaided, or to summon assistance. Foot operated switches were attached to the side of his bed.
A Raspberry Pi + Camera solution to allow someone with advanced MND to alert carers using just blinking.
Description : Ear switch as an assistive communication and control device / gaming switch and HCI
Typical walker-trolley Modified wheels The client has motor neurone disease and uses a walker trolley to get around the house, but finds the brakes are not good enough to provide the required stability. It was found that the poor braking ability of the trolley was caused by the low grip between the wheels and the […]
The client has motor neurone disease and limited hand function. To make operating her electric blanket controls easier, the switch was fitted with an extended handle. Bristol Remap case ref. 11\14-14 0
The client has minimal hand function as a result of motor neuron desease and finds operating her stairlift controls difficult. A rubber mask was designed to fit over the buttons. Bristol Remap case ref 11\14-08 0
A lady with motor neurone disease who has loss of power in hands and arms, cannot put enough pressure on the switch pads for her adjustable hospital bed at home. An extra control box has been fitted with low pressure switches. The existing control remains fully functional. She can now alter the position of her […]
A care home requested smoking aids for two motor neurone disease patients to obviate the need for someone to be in attendance all the time to light and hold the cigarettes. A device was made consisting of an aluminium ash tray fitted with a handle and fixed to a large stabilising disc. The ash tray […]
The client, who has motor neurone disease, is fed through a tube with liquid food supplied in litre packs. It took the client about one hour to break the foil seal of the pack due to his condition. A device was designed and made which holds the feed pack and a lever mechanism pierces the […]
The client, who has motor neurone disease, cannot sleep at night as her feet overhang her sleeping chair. A hard and soft extension was made for the sleeping chair. The client can now sleep comfortably. 0
Hazel, who has motor neurone disease, could not lift her arms far and had very little grip. Consequently she had to be fed by her husband. She wanted to be more independent for both eating and drinking. A machine was made which used a pair of pivoted arms to lift a carriage holding a spoon […]
A young student with motor difficulties needed help to hold his plate at school mealtimes. An Anglepoise lamp was modified to hold his plate, with a simple locking mechanism to fix its position. The student is now able to feed himself at school from the securely supported plate. 0