An electric grabber to replace a “Helping Hand” device for a client with weak hands
Client is a wheelchair user with almost no movement in his arms and hands. He can move his body backwards and forwards and had explained how much he had previously enjoyed reading from a tablet. Remap engineer Jim Rodgers developed a solution to enable our client to use his tablet again and regain some independence.
Our client cannot see and cannot operate the soft touch buttons on the hand controller supplied with a top end recliner chair. I made a holder for the controller that fixes it to the side of the chair and has four large and differently shaped buttons so they can be identified by touch.
This is a handle which is designed to clip onto a BT 4600 DECT Phone to aid grip. It is for those with weaker hands and/or limited mobility, and means that if grip is lost, the phone remains in the hand rather than dropping.
Extensions to mobility scooter speed control levers.
The safety screw tops found on many bottles that require the top to be squeezed before being turned, can be difficult to master by those with reduced dexterity. This solution requires a simple modification to standard slip-jaw pliers
A child struggled to climb the steep steps into his cabin bed. The steps were made deeper to allow him to get into bed unaided.
This is a handle which is designed to clip onto an Alcatel 1066 Mobile Phone to aid grip. There is a rigid and collapsible version of the handle available.
Following on from the Giant Scrabble Board, we were asked to provide a matching Rummikub game
This alarm unit is for use by a mobility impaired client, to wake up their deaf spouse in the night for assistance.
The client requires eye drops every fifteen minutes but also suffers from severe arthritis and is unable to dispense these herself. To improve her independence and decrease the workload on her husband a device that allowed her to dispense the drops herself was needed.
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.
The client uses a turning disc when transfering from his wheelchair. Normally, this would be mounted on the floor and the wheelchair footrests moved out of the way. The wheelchair footrests are fixed, so a de-mountable method of fixing the turning disc to the wheelchair is required.
An activity board for a special school
The client is a power wheel chair user who is able to control the chair himself but unable to use his hands for much else.
This handy shelf allows Daniel to slide hot dishes in and out of the oven safely.