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.
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.
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.
Conversion of an adult treadmill for a 4 year old child. The side rails provide handholds, and the front bar stops him from either tripping on the frame or knocking his head on the control panel. The frame is height adjustable to allow for growth.
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.
Client has a lightweight wheelchair with narrow wheels that are uncomfortable over uneven terrain, such as cobbles. We were asked to fit bigger wheels to make pushing the chair easier and its occupant more comfortable.
Bolton Sailing club is a Sailability centre, which offers sailing for disabled people. Previously, disabled sailors were lifted into their boats on a shore mounted crane, which involved pulling the boat ashore and relaunching with every changeover of sailor.
Remap worked with Jaguar LandRover apprentices to develop a solution.
Remap were contacted by an Occupational Therapist in Salford, whose client used their shower chair to move about at home due to its smaller size in comparison to his wheelchair. The shower chair however has no headrest fitted, which was a particular problem during seizures.
A 3D printed additional grip for the Sky remote
The client’s visual impairment means that he is very suseptible to bright light. The design of his wheelchair means that the usual parasols do not work. A custom tubular steel canopy gives the necessary shade.
The client has a very small cramped room. To create more storage space, he raised his bed on video cassette boxes. Extensions were made to his bed legs to give a safe increase in height not possible with commercial raisers.
A three year old child was born with no legs below the knees and no arms below the elbows, hence no hands or feet. He wanted to use a scooter.
A teacher needed a device to help blind and partially sighted children to practice their ability to locate and identify sounds.