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.
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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..
The client finds the hard plastic footrests of her Triton 2 specialist chair too hard for her bare feet. A padded foot rest was added to provide the necessary comfort.
The parents of a 16 year old with Down Syndrome and autism would like to give him maximum independence while ensuring his safety when he leaves the home without his carers knowing. The usual locators are unsuitable because he cannot be relied on to take one with him. A small GPS tracker was attached to his glasses (which he will always use). It sets off an alarm when he leaves home and allows his carers to locate him quickly.
A client with Down’s Syndrome has folding three-quarter length safety rails on the side of his bed. He is unable to lower the rails himself when he wishes to get out of bed, so Remap provided new folding rails approximately half the length of the bed allowing him to exit the bed more safely.
The manufacturer of a specialist buggy does not offer a raincover. A bespoke support frame was made to support a commercially available universal buggy rain hood to provide the needed weather protection.
A child uses an Invacare Action 3 Junior wheelchair and now that a new sibling has arrived, her mother would like to take them both out together. An adapter was made to allow the seat of the baby’s standard buggy to be fitted to the wheelchair.
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 uses a powered riser-recliner chair and finds the controller confusing, causing her to panic. A cover was made that allows her to use a restricted number of buttons, but still allows her careers full access.
The client fears falling off her stairlift. A safety rail was added to provide the reassurance required.
The client with motor neuron disease has inadequate strength in his hands to operate his mattress elevator to allow him to get out of bed unaided, or to summon assistance. Foot operated switches were attached to the side of his bed.
The client wishes to be able to take a folding bike in his car boot, but is finding it harder to fold it up and load into the car. A stand was made to hold the bike while it was being folded.
Many pump action medicine dispensers are fiddly to operate for those with reduced hand strength or dexterity. This simple plastic aid turns a fiddly one-handed operation into a simple two-handed one.
A young man with severe cerebral palsy and spasms was being lifted by his parents into and out of a Leckey bath chair for bathing, affecting their backs. The usual solutions of a wheeled hoist or overhead rail were not suitable. A sliding seat was made that allowed the wheeled hoist to be used outside the bath and the seat then slid over the bath.
The client is having increasing difficulty removing her window net curtains for washing and subsequently re-fitting them. Balancing on an unstable chair is no longer an option. A simple cord system allows her to easily raise and lower them when needed.