A client with MS is unable to reach the mouthpiece of her hydration bottle. A simple chest-mounted support presents the mouthpiece at a convenient position.
Standard bed rails will not fit a profiling bed without interfering with the mechanism. A standard rail was adapted to allow it to be clamped directly to the mattress support frame while maintaining the bed’s functions..
An open front revolving storage system. This system allows access to storage baskets at wheel chair or other necessary heights without the user needing to lift or bend or reach. In this case it is designed to hold art and craft materials of various nature in different baskets. The user can then easily retrieve and replace required items in the appropriate basket before turning the handle to bring the next basket into an accessible position. Paternoster storage device.
The West Midlands Panel of Remap was approached by a local academy that caters for many children who are wheelchair users and severely disabled. A member of staff who was an Occupational Therapist had identified a product made in the United States which was felt would be of benefit to the children at the school. The problems were the cost of the product, the shipping costs, and the fact that the product was not available in the U.K.
The product provided a rocking table on which a wheelchair could sit. Movements by the wheelchair use would then cause the table to rock back and forth in the same manner as a rocking horse.
The client has a degenerative nerve/muscular condition and needs to continue to be able to operate his wheelchair independently. A finger support was developed and fitted to the wheelchair control knob to enable him to do this.
People in wheelchairs and with walkers find it difficult or impossible to open self closing doors such as fire doors in homes. Commercial door openers are very expensive.
First time mum found it difficult to change a dirty nappy with limited use of her right hand. Her wriggly baby was forever putting his foot in the wrong place!
Drum kit modification to allow the high hat and bass drum, normally operated by foot pedal, to be operated by hand.
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
A fitted sheet fitter for enabling a person with limited dexterity and strength to fit the last corner of a fitted sheet.
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.
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, […]
Washing Machine Door Adaption
Modify a paintbrush so it can be fitted to a head band
The client has a business polishing motorcycle wheels. He has specialist polishing equipment but to use It he must support the wheels for long periods in his hands. His medical condition is gradually causing a weakness in his arms and eventually will not be able to support weights for long periods […]
The client needed a raised platform on her Mini Lift to facilitate transfers several times a day.