How to enable a child with Nemaline Myopathy to use his arms so that he can use a tablet, play with toys etc.
The client is a potential Para-olympic shooter and wheelchair bound. He needed an easily dis-mountable table attached to his chair which supports his elbows and the rifle. A table was designed which fitted to he chair side rails.
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.
Telescopic dressing stick with interchangeable ends for a client with a degenerative muscular condition. Her dressing stick is a solid fixed length and therefore not of practical use outside of the home. We adapted a telescopic “selfie stick” with interchangeable end adaptors, for dressing, hair brushing and shoe fitting.
The client has a degenerative nerve/muscular condition and needs to continue to be able to operate his wheelchair independently. A finger support was developed and fitted to the wheelchair control knob to enable him to do this.
Help for children with dwarfism at school and home to reach wash basins, toilets and other places.
A multi-way motorised easel for a Mouth Painting artist
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 […]
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.
Drum kit modification to allow the high hat and bass drum, normally operated by foot pedal, to be operated by hand.
This doll was created at the request of the local Children’s Hospital after a child asked for a doll “just like Her”.
A man who had polio as a child is now in his 70’s and finds it difficult to climb on to his mobility scooter
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
Twin with Cerabral Palsy wanted to use his ‘K’ walker on their 1st seaside holiday on the sand and in the sea.
Stan has a learning disability, autism, sensory processing disorder. Stan has an inquisitive mind and likes to predict a sequence of events and then test it. Stan needed more complex cause and effect toys than pre-school toys but they needed to be safer than toys for older children […]