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
The client is exceptionally tall and could not find a suitable gutter frame to suit him. A special frame was made from standard components
A client with motor neurone disease has “dropped head syndrome” meaning his neck muscles have insufficient strength to keep his head upright. The usual solution to this problem is to use a neck brace, but Chris found this solution very uncomfortable. Remap made him a light weight and discreet aid.
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
A two way stair gate latch was required
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 […]
Stan has a learning disability, autism, sensory processing disorder. Stan has an inquisitive mind and likes to predict a sequence of events and then test it. Stan needed more complex cause and effect toys than pre-school toys but they needed to be safer than toys for older children […]
A child was provided with a device to provide vibration stimulation to his feet to treat his habit of walking on his toes.
The client has very limited movement and only in one hand. He had a table-mounted joystick control for his Rea Azalea tilt in space wheelchair but he uses a tablet to communicate and both the table and the joystick were in the way of it. The request was to relocate the joystick so that the client could be access it, and access the tablet.
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.
An electronically controlled, motorised camera mount was created and fixed to the client’s wheelchair to help her film videos for her YouTube channel. A toggle switch attached to the arm rest controls the motorised mount, allowing the camera to be rotated slowly in either direction whilst filming […]
Philippa is unable to tolerate pressure in the palms of her hands, making it difficult to hold or grip cutlery. Off-the-shelf equipment does not offer a suitable solution. The OT had made a cutlery holder that fits around the back of the hand, using thermoplastic splinting material, and the client’s special melamine-handled fork and spoon […]
One hand operated Knitting Aid built for a stroke patient
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.
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.
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.