Plastics

 

One-handed Brake for Mobility Scooter

Our client had lost the use of one hand. His new mobility scooter was fitted with a handbrake which required two hands to operate – one to pull on the brake and the other to operate a locking latch.
A system was engineered to allow the brake to be both operated and locked with one hand

Treadmill adaptation for boy with cerebral palsy

Four-year-old boy has cerebral palsy and as part of his treatment he uses a treadmill to help strengthen his legs. He can’t reach the handrails so a lower set has been made to attach to the original rails.

Stool backrest modifications

The client has sever back problems and needed a kitchen stool with custom back support. A structure was made with two additional back support pads and fixed to the existing stool frame.

Bedside light with multiple switches

This client was not happy to use his bed because he could not quickly or easily find the bedside light switch if he needed it during the night and preferred to sleep in a recliner chair.

Pushchair safety brake

The client suffers from sudden fits and is worried about inadvertently letting go of her pushchair and it running away. An additional braking system was made such that should the client let go of the handle bar, the brakes are applied automatically.

Electric bed custom hand controller

This project provided a custom replacement for the client’s electric powered bed hand control. It was delivered in two stages, the first version incorporated an existing controller into a 3D printed case and certainly worked and, although it was not optimal, it did give the client the chance to better consider the best design for his needs. The second version was designed based on his feedback and just used standard micro-switches inside.

Shaving aid remake

The client has some limited hand control and has been using a Smith and Nephew Roylan Inc. “TURN-ROUND” device with an integrated safety razor that allowed him to shave independently. This device is about 20 years old and some of it is disintegrating but, worse, the blades for the razor are no longer available which would make the device redundant. He came to Remap to see if we could replace it and incorporate a modern razor as he had failed to find anything similar or suitable anywhere.

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

Aids to use for upper limb function for cancer patients.

Cancer patients with metastatic spinal cord compression and who are largely bed bound, require simple exercises to maintain upper body actions. Two boards were constructed that could be mounted on over bed or conventional tables, and each contained a separate range of activities. Care was taken to ensure the activities and boards were safe and could be easily cleaned. Several features are the same as Project SO29/19.

One-handed viola playing

After a stroke, the client, with reduced hand and arm strength on one side, wished to take up playing his viola again. The bow was modified to make it easier to grip and a stand makes the bow easier to support.

Modified Marcy Walker

Phoebe uses a mechanical ventilator. She always had an adult with her to carry it around for her. With her start at school coming up, there was hope that she would be able to push it on a walker (modified to take it), giving her some independence.