The client is a wheelchair user, he has a young child and wants to be able to get the child in and out of the cot from a sitting position.
The West Midlands Panel was approached to see if there was a way to adapt a proprietary tricycle such that a teenage boy could use it in a safe and controlled way outdoors in a large local park. An add-on trailer was devised on which a parent could ride and control the speed at which their son could travel.
A Derby school, which specialises in students having special needs, finds that their students are more comfortable with practical rather than academic subjects. Basic car maintenance is one course on offer and, at the request of the school, the Derby Remap panel made a classroom teaching aid to enable students to be taught how to safely remove and refit a car wheel.
Client with short arms requires an adjustable bracket for the controller of her wheelchair to make it easier to reach and to move out of the way when not needed.
A mother of a disabled child wishes to take her out in her special disabled buggy with her younger child in a standard buggy. A bracket was made to clip the two buggies together
A gardening charity needed a means for a volunteer with severe back pain to carry documents, small gardening tools etc around the gardening site. A simple wheeled trolley was made that allows the user have access to her gardening impedimenta without having to bend.
A wheelchair user wishes to return to archery. To avoid the bow clashing with one of the wheelchair wheels, he removes one wheel and supports the chair on a jack. A change of wheelchair means the jack no longer fits his chair. A bracket was made to fix the jack in place to allow one wheel to be removed.
Reuben, aged 6, is in P2. Born without legs, he needs a way to get from his wheelchair to the toilet. Working with his OT, Remap NI made a transfer board. This needs to be supported on a frame; this was built from aluminium alloy tube salvaged from no fewer than sixteen discarded crutches. The board itself is chipboard; it has layers of foam and padding all covered in furniture grade polyurethane. Reuben launched himself on to the board without hesitation; he is one happy boy with a new degree of independence.
A handrail for a listed building which attaches securely and does not modify the existing structure.
Modification of an electrically assisted bike so the pedals rotate independently.
A longer door handle makes it easier to open
The client had purchased an iPad support bracket to attach to his motorised wheelchair, but this was made of round section aluminium and not compatible with the smaller, square tube mounting bracket provided under the wheel chair’s arm.
The client required an internal ramp such that she could be wheeled by a carer from floor level up to the patio door threshold onto the commercially manufactured aluminium suitcase ramp for access outside.
The client has difficulty gripping the slender handle of her paint brush. This 3D-printed plastic holder will suit a range of brush sizes.
Buggy with steps in position Transit wheels in use Several of the children at a special school arrive in MacLaren buggies which are quite high and they are unable to climb in and out of them. Because of their height and the fact that the seat is angled back, the children struggle to reach the […]
New rail Side view Rail and feet One of two feet added To suit the changing condition of the client, the arm rest used during the client’s transition from wheelchair to armchair (made under job BK2017/42C) was modified. The electric raiser chair was too unstable for the new rail to be fixed, as the locking […]