The parents of a 16 year old with Down Syndrome and autism would like to give him maximum independence while ensuring his safety when he leaves the home without his carers knowing. The usual locators are unsuitable because he cannot be relied on to take one with him. A small GPS tracker was attached to his glasses (which he will always use). It sets off an alarm when he leaves home and allows his carers to locate him quickly.
A talking digital micrometer for a blind engineer
A multi-way motorised easel for a Mouth Painting artist
“Wheels of Light and Sound” is a sensory project inspired by the UCI Road World Championship bike race held in Harrogate in 2019.
Adapting a Cookie Monster toy for activation by a Jelly Bean Switch
Following making game consoles for people with disabilities (see other project on Makeability) Essex Central group were requested to make a similar console for blind or partially sighted people by the Essex branch of the charity Deafblind UK. This game console meets that need.
As I have been on furlough this is a learning exercise as to how to control a device via a web page.
Voice control is a common requirement for many – and many commercial devices are now available via Alexa or other such service […]
Drum kit modification to allow the high hat and bass drum, normally operated by foot pedal, to be operated by hand.
A nine year old girl with cerebral palsy wanted to be able to attract her teacher’s attention like all the other pupils did by raising their hands. It needed to be visible to allow the teacher to see, but not disruptive to the class. It also needed to be easily detachable when not required. What was created was a cantilevered light […]
Remap Essex central were approached by groups caring for pople with dementia, who wanted a game to occupy people with dementia and provide an assessment of how an individual was deteriorating
A child was provided with a device to provide vibration stimulation to his feet to treat his habit of walking on his toes.
An electronically controlled, motorised camera mount was created and fixed to the client’s wheelchair to help her film videos for her YouTube channel. A toggle switch attached to the arm rest controls the motorised mount, allowing the camera to be rotated slowly in either direction whilst filming […]
Lady required automatic robot to safely pour a saucepan of hot liquid from a hotplate into a mug..
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 with motor neuron disease has inadequate strength in his hands to operate his mattress elevator to allow him to get out of bed unaided, or to summon assistance. Foot operated switches were attached to the side of his bed.
A Raspberry Pi + Camera solution to allow someone with advanced MND to alert carers using just blinking.