Essex North

To contact Remap Essex North, email EssexNorth.Chairman@remapgroups.org.uk or call Ashley on 01206 272630

 

Squeeze machine

This is the third Squeeze machine Essex North has made. They are all similar being two air mattresses constrained so that a person lying between them will be squeezed once they are inflated to provide a calming effect on the user’s nervous system. The pump for this incarnation is a modified Mangar Bath aid pump. […]

Sip/Puff Sewing Machine Pedal Actuator

  This sip/puff actuator was developed from an original design from the Herefordshire Panel, the electrical circuits  and motor are exactly the same as the Herefordshire Panel Device. I modified the actuator to use a cam and lever after realising almost all of the older sewing machine pedals are identical. More modern machines pedals differ. […]

Modified Cozy Coupé car to allow use by growing child

The client had a rare genetic disorder and was really only happy when he was sitting in his “cozy coupé” toy car. However, as he was outgrowing the  coupe he was having to bend his legs backwards to allow him to use the car. Essex north  adapted the wheels by extending both the front steering […]

Xbox Controller Modification

The client’s physiotherapist asked Remap to devise a way of preventing the client working the left side buttons with his right hand which he was apt to do but it was preventing correct development of his left hand. Essex North  volunteer added a perspex shield between the buttons preventing the right hand operating the left […]

Modified Cot Ends to allow feeding tube between the bars

Client wanted to be able to pass a child’s feeding tube through the cot ends, this allows the child to turn without getting entangled in the feed tube which is the difficulty if the tube is passed over the cot sides. A small section of the cot side top was removed and a swinging section […]

Oxygen cylinder carriers for a specialised wheelchair

Client needed to use Oxygen via nose tubes at all times , however when the blood oxygen monitor alarm sounded an additional oxygen supply via a face mask was required quickly, this meant that two oxygen cylinders were required to be with the client at all times. Remap Essexnorth designed and made a holding frame  […]

Trolley for Oxygen Generator

Client used oxygen on a regular basis and preferred to use an oxygen generator rather than the gas bottles as this would allow  client to go on holiday by plane without the cost of the airline supplying oxygen.  Client was unable to carry the generator very far as it was too heavy. A small trolley […]

Adjustable foot rests on school stools

Client needed an additional footrest on the stools at School to be more comfortable in class.  However different classrooms used similar stools so it was essential that each classroom the client used had the appropriately modified stool. A steel strip with equally spaced fixing holes was welded to the two front legs of the stools, […]

Keyboard stand

Client used a stick with to press the keys of the keyboard and the keyboard kept falling over as it was propped up with blu-tac. An adjustable stand was made for the keyboard so that it could be rigidly fixed at the correct height and angle.

Smoking and drinking aids

Client whose only mobility was his head , thus confined to a wheelchair.  Client wanted to be able to have a drink and smoke a cigarette without a member of the care staff assisting him. The cigarette holder was articulated on a flexible arm, the cigarette held in a cigarette holder the holder being clipped […]

Window opener

Client confined to wheelchair could not reach the window catches in his new purpose built apartment.  Remap Essexnorth made a window opener that enabled the client to open left or right hand window from his wheelchair. Aluminium tube that fits over window handle is lined with bicycle inner tube kept in place by cable ties […]

Attachment to carry walking frame on a mobility scooter

Client needed to use a walking frame but used a mobility scooter to get around , thus needed to carry the walking frame on the scooter. A steel frame was made that attached to the existing mounting points under the seat and rested upon the scooter frame at the bottom. The walker as rather large […]

Shopping Hoist

Client had lost the full use of the left side of her body so found it very hard to carry shopping up a short flight of stairs to her flat.  Clambering up was possible but not holding shopping. Stair lift was not possible as the stairs were communal access. A small hand powered hoist was […]