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.
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.
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 is mostly paralysed from the neck down except that he can move one arm but has minimal grip. The only way he could press the buttons on the hand held bed controller was to bite the buttons with his teeth.
A one-handed angler was struggling to hold his hooks when adding bait.
Client is a young stroke patient who wished to tie her hair up into a pony tail using just her non-dominant left hand.
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.
Drilling the hazel stick Drilling the antler A finished walking stick The client has suffered a stroke and would like to continue with his hobby of making walking sticks with deer antler handles while seated in his wheelchair and with the use of only one hand. He requires to drill the irregularly shaped hazel sticks […]
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.
Stool open Stool closed In use as a walking stick … … and as a stool The client uses two walking sticks to get around and needs to have a light weight folding seat available, that can be opened and closed with one hand, for when she gets tired. An aluminium walking stick was bought […]
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 […]
An 11 year old boy with only one hand was keen to start kayaking, and the problem was to make a safe (and easy release) attachment for the kayak paddle. He had a simple prosthesis provided by the NHS, consisting of a forearm sleeve terminating in a 19 x 1mm threaded stub. A standard brass […]
Identified need: Client suffered a stroke and has lost most use of right arm. He is a professional photographer and has tried various methods to operate the camera and shutter release simultaneously but none are satisfactory; feels he needs a bespoke solution. Camera is a Canon EOS 6D DSLR . The viewfinder rather than screen […]
The client needed an aid to assist with holding clothes on his ironing board. A standard spring clamp was modified by fitting a weaker spring so that it could easily be operated with one hand. Bristol Panel case reference number 7\15-06