Projects

 

Increase footrest height

The footrests on a wheelchair were too low to use causing the user back pain.
The only way that the chair could be used is by resting feet on the carrying basket, again an uncomfortable situation.
The supplier and wheelchair manufacturers had been contacted and they had no solution.

Toilet Steps

A five year old girl had inherited the dwarfism gene from her father giving her a reduced stature. She was having difficulty accessing the toilet in the family bathroom because of its height. There were also difficulties related to the dimensions of the bathroom which was not large.

Anti tipping chair

5yr old loved pushing her dining chair back during and after eating, with the risk that she would tip the chair over backwards.

Upper Limb Rehabilitation Aids

Aids to rehabilitation of upper limb function for intensive care patients.
Therapy, Activities, Skills and Kinesiology (TASK) Boards for University Hospital Southampton

Portable half step

This is a portable, lightweight, foldable able half step which helps the client to climb stairs at any location

Electric grabber

An electric grabber to replace a “Helping Hand” device for a client with weak hands

Zip fastener assister

The Client has Parkinson’s disease, with a right hand tremor and very weak left hand. He needed some device which would make it easier to do up the zip on his jacket and other items of clothing fitted with zips.

Wheelchair slide

The client’s Occupational Therapist has requested a slide, to enable the child to remove himself from the wheelchair – and have fun doing so. The slide will also help to improve the child’s strength, as he will pull himself back up the slide to get back into his wheelchair.

Car passenger protection

Remap engineer Jon Leigh needed to create a way of safely and comfortably separating our client from the front passenger and driver.

Head probe for e-reader

Client is a wheelchair user with almost no movement in his arms and hands. He can move his body backwards and forwards and had explained how much he had previously enjoyed reading from a tablet. Remap engineer Jim Rodgers developed a solution to enable our client to use his tablet again and regain some independence.

Head rest on shower chair

Makeability 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.

Bolton sailing club wheelchair jetties

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.

Shower chair footrest

The standard footrests of John’s showerchair made it difficult to manoeuvre around the narrow doors and landing of his home. More compact custom footrests were made.

Baby-proof cot latch

The client has a cot with an opening door. The device makes it difficult for the child to undo the latch as two actions are needed.