Modifications to a standard Invacare headrest to make it more comfortable for a wheelchair user with MS.
The limited adjustment of the client’s wheelchair footsupports meant that his feet were not supported comfortably. Longer cushions were added to the footplates to provide the required support.
The client needed a workshop stool that would provide support to his badly damaged pelvis and back to allow him to return to work in comfort. Working with him and his OT we devised the right amount of support, stability and mobility by modifying an existing commercially available stool.
The client’s two children are both wheelchair users and to improve the family’s freedom during a trip to the USA (as well as at home), a modification was needed to allow both children to be pushed by a single parent.
The Client , a lady, had lost both hands and feet due to sepsis. A stairlift had been installed in her house but there were two small steps to be negotiated dor which she required assistance.
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 lady with multiple sclerosis had recently had a stroke leaving weakness in her left arm with shortening of her muscles affecting her left hand and wrist. She needed a “Resting Splint” to help her exercise and regain control. A splint was made from scrap material and consisted of an upholstered hinged splint that could […]
This lady had broken her back and the continuous use of a wheelchair was causing discomfort. A prone trolley was found to be greatly beneficial but being no longer available commercially, we were asked to design and produce a similar device. The wheels were begged from the local wheelchair services, although used, they were in […]
This young girl has poor mobility and tends to fall out of bed. She also needed something to steady her to help her get off the bed into a wheelchair. Steel rails were fitted and the bed suitably reinforced to give high lateral stiffness. A Velcro-secured cover was made for the outer rail to meet […]
Daniel has poor control of his hands, poor neck and upper body strength and is unable to speak. He can only interact via head/eye movement and the limited use of hand operated switches. He needed a switch mounting bracket that could be fitted to his wheelchair headrest, on to which buddy-button head switches could be […]
The client, who has motor neurone disease, cannot sleep at night as her feet overhang her sleeping chair. A hard and soft extension was made for the sleeping chair. The client can now sleep comfortably.
A lady with severe night-time epilepsy needed a self-operated ‘cot side’ to her bed to prevent her falling out during epileptic attacks, while still being able to get out of bed independently. A padded, hinged restraint with a latch for closure was made. Two lugs, fitting closely below the bed frame, prevent over – turning when […]