The Client, an MS sufferer, has an Assistance Dog to help her with everyday tasks. An essential part of the bonding process between Client and dog is the ability to reward the dog by play. In this case, throwing a ball. Unfortunately, the Client no longer has the physical ability tp perfom this simple action. Knowing that Remap had done this before, the request was made to develop a similar item based on a catapult.
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small attachable boggy board for child to ride on when she gets tired
The West Midlands Panel of Remap was approached by a local academy that caters for many children who are wheelchair users and severely disabled. A member of staff who was an Occupational Therapist had identified a product made in the United States which was felt would be of benefit to the children at the school. The problems were the cost of the product, the shipping costs, and the fact that the product was not available in the U.K.
The product provided a rocking table on which a wheelchair could sit. Movements by the wheelchair use would then cause the table to rock back and forth in the same manner as a rocking horse.
Adapting a Cookie Monster toy for activation by a Jelly Bean Switch
The Client was a lady, registered blind. She was finding that the shocks that occurred when she hit an obstacle with her white stick were hurting her wrists. The request was for some form of cushioning feature.
This doll was created at the request of the local Children’s Hospital after a child asked for a doll “just like Her”.
Using the gas cooker, whilst seated in powered wheelchair. Client has burned herself burned /scalded herself moving the pots on the gas cooker.
Client can position wheelchair comfortably up to and underneath the gas cooker, she has some weakness in her hands which may have contributed to her difficulties moving the pots
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.
Adam is a keen computer gamer and also relies on his computer for many things. Although he has some movement in his fingers he is no longer able to move his computer mouse. He can now use an adapted miniature joystick to move the computer mouse pointer around the screen.
The client lives alone in a bungalow and is having problems getting her meals from the kitchen to the lounge. The OT and client had tried a smaller metal tray and was asking for handles to be fitted to the tray.
Extensions to mobility scooter speed control levers.
The client is mostly paralysed from the neck down except that he can move one arm but has minimal grip. The only way he could press the buttons on the hand held bed controller was to bite the buttons with his teeth.
A Special School in Birmingham had three very large ‘beds’ where children with learning difficulties could be placed in safe environments with sound or visual stimulation. However the canvas side panels intended to stop the children from falling off were insecure and incomplete. Secure canvas side panels, fitted to all four sides of each ‘bed’ were needed.
The client, who is a wheelchair user, was not able to use the foot operated speed controller for her new overlocker sewing machine.
A hand operated speed controller was constructed so that the client, who enjoys sewing, can now control the speed with her hand operated switches.
The Client wears a positive air pressure mask at all times. This makes it difficult for people to hear what she says.
The client is a power wheel chair user who is able to control the chair himself but unable to use his hands to use a mobile ‘phone.