Reduced mobility

 

Ankle Brace

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

Gutter frame customisation

The client is exceptionally tall and could not find a suitable gutter frame to suit him. A special frame was made from standard components

Hands Up Alternative

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 […]

Lift on Mobility Scooter

A man who had polio as a child is now in his 70’s and finds it difficult to climb on to his mobility scooter

Games Console for people with disabilities

Remap Essex central were approached by groups caring for pople with dementia, who wanted a game to occupy people with dementia and provide an assessment of how an individual was deteriorating

Electrically Controlled iPad Support Arm

Colin wanted an existing iPad stand to be motorised to allow the iPad to be moved in front or away from him as required.
The solution was to use a 12 volt linear motor, controlled by very sensitive switches that Colin could operate, as he had very little movement in his hands due to his MND.

Ventilator Trolley

This 4 year old child needs a ventilator at all times, connected to a tracheoctomy by a plastic tube. At home the equipment sat on a large trolley, but for trips outside the home, including to nursery most mornings, the mother had to carry the equipment. The trolley which they had been supplied with could not carry all the required equipment […]

I can jump waves on holiday!

Twin with Cerabral Palsy wanted to use his ‘K’ walker on their 1st seaside holiday on the sand and in the sea.

Bicycle for boy with Downs Syndrome

A bicycle was adapted to make it safe for a 9 year old boy with Downs Syndrome. The boy had little sense of danger. Standard cycle stabilizers were fitted. A spring-centered handle, with a hand grip, was attached […]

Modified Bike Pedal

The client had a Stroke, affecting right side of the body. He had bought a static exercise bike, but was unable to use it as his right affected foot turns inwards due to stroke, touching the panel of the bike while he was trying to use it. The client’s daughter found an adaptive pedal online, […]

Smoker’s Aid

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.

Knitting Aid

One hand operated Knitting Aid built for a stroke patient

T-Shaped Steps

A child struggling to transfer safely into her wheelchair, required a T-shaped step, to fit between the wheels of her wheelchair, and provide a large enough platform for her to turn round on.

Window Opener

The client had trouble opening windows in her kitchen due to height / mobility issues. She also had psoriasis which made gripping any kind of implement a struggle due to dry skin.