Stroke

 

Shower seat

The client had suffered a stroke and was unable to use his arm or leg on the left side of his body. His wife was unable to get him into the shower as it was too narrow for a shower chair to be manoeuvred so the client’s Occupational Therapist contacted us to ask for help.

One-handed Brake for Mobility Scooter

Our client had lost the use of one hand. His new mobility scooter was fitted with a handbrake which required two hands to operate – one to pull on the brake and the other to operate a locking latch.
A system was engineered to allow the brake to be both operated and locked with one hand

Non-spill cup carrier

A design for a cup or mug carrier for people who are unsteady on their feet, which greatly reduces accidental spills. We have made over a dozen of these for various clients who have suffered from Parkinsons, strokes and the like.

Upper Limb Rehabilitation Aids

Aids to rehabilitation of upper limb function for intensive care patients.
Therapy, Activities, Skills and Kinesiology (TASK) Boards for University Hospital Southampton

One-handed viola playing

After a stroke, the client, with reduced hand and arm strength on one side, wished to take up playing his viola again. The bow was modified to make it easier to grip and a stand makes the bow easier to support.

Beach rollator

A stroke client with dense left sided weakness purchased a lightweight rollator with balloon tyres (£700) for exercising on nearby beaches […]

Door opener for self closing doors

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.

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

Wheelchair Wheel Guard

A hand guard to prevent the client’s right hand from slipping off the wheelchair arm rest and bumping against the wheelchair tyre was required.

Wheelchair Armrest Bracket

The plastic bracket which held the armrests in place on a manual wheelchair broke. The client’s friend milled me a new one in aluminium for the right hand side. This worked well for years, but then the bracket for the left arm broke, and the client’s friend was no longer able to create a new one for him.

Modify Parallel Bars

Robust parallel bars for physio / exercise, made bars from stainless steel tube, so that they won’t break (as the previous wooden ones had).