5yr old loved pushing her dining chair back during and after eating, with the risk that she would tip the chair over backwards.
Aids to rehabilitation of upper limb function for intensive care patients.
Therapy, Activities, Skills and Kinesiology (TASK) Boards for University Hospital Southampton
An electric grabber to replace a “Helping Hand” device for a client with weak hands
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.
Remap engineer Jon Leigh needed to create a way of safely and comfortably separating our client from the front passenger and driver.
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.
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 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.
This is a modification to the Homecraft Rolyan Pick-Up Reacher.
The problem with the standard grabber is that it only pinches the sides of an object if you pick it up from lying down. The modification with wider jaws and a design that curves round means that it can get underneath the object to ‘scoop’ it… making it easier to pick up (and also maintain hold with a weaker grip).
A baby seat is required to be added to an electric wheelchair
A bespoke mount to attach an Otto Bock channel forearm pad to a Freedom Chair A08.
Our client cannot see and cannot operate the soft touch buttons on the hand controller supplied with a top end recliner chair. I made a holder for the controller that fixes it to the side of the chair and has four large and differently shaped buttons so they can be identified by touch.
This is a handle which is designed to clip onto a BT 4600 DECT Phone to aid grip. It is for those with weaker hands and/or limited mobility, and means that if grip is lost, the phone remains in the hand rather than dropping.
Keeping it simple – DIY Front Panel Brailling using jewelry findings
The client needed someone to help him put his jacket as he had difficulty putting his arms into the sleeves.
A young man with cerebral palsy experiences uncoordinated movements of his upper body; he would like to urinate in the home WC without missing the bowl.