We received the following request.
I wonder if you could help out a local child who has mild cerebral palsy with adjusting a school science stool?
I fitted two science stools with adjustable flip down foot rests and modified the front stool legs to mitigate tip risks.
To contact Remap Essex North, email EssexNorth.Chairman@remapgroups.org.uk or call Ashley on 01206 272630
We received the following request.
We have been asked to modify 3 stools for a secondary school who have a very short pupil entering Year7
Malcom would love to go fishing again and he has a fishing cart to carry all his gear but he needs to sit down often when he pushes it to the lake. I made him a folding seat that is easy to fold down so he can rest at regular intervals.
An activity board for a special school
A longer door handle makes it easier to open
Remap Essex North have been asked to make a remote stop device for an older Kubota Mini Tractor. The Tractor is used on a Therapy Farm run by a very experienced OT.
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. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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. +1
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 […]