An electric grabber to replace a “Helping Hand” device for a client with weak hands
Powered drive added
Remap are regular attenders at the RYA Sailability Conference. This project is one of their members projects, but referencing here provides useful archive material for a very typical Remap area of work.
Zoe wants to be able to pick items up from the floor when in her wheelchair, but does not have the strength to use commercially available pick-up sticks. A powered grabber was made using an electric claw from a toy robotic arm.
This young mother with very little energy and muscle strength found it extremely difficult to push her two children in their tandem pushchair. A golf trolley drive system was adapted, by reducing its overall height, and was fitted under the tandem pushchair. The lady can now take the children out without exhausting herself.
A lady with arthritis was unable to push the cantilever table to one side to operate her riser recliner chair and had to wait for a carer to do so. The table top was provided with telescopic sliders enabling it to be pushed sideways by a fitted electric motor, sprockets and a chain. It has […]
This six-year old is brain damaged, partially sighted and deaf. Her parents wanted a motorised hammock which could give a sense of movement and her carers wanted some relief from rocking her in her sprung cradle. The swing has a freestanding steel frame with out-riggers for stability which can be swung inwards when the swing […]
A man living alone could walk with sticks but found it impossible to go from sitting to standing, or vice versa, without assistance and spent most of the day standing. He needed an aid to lift him from a sitting position or lower him from a standing position – no commercial aids were available that […]
The client has Parkinson’s disease and has reduced mobility and strength. She wishes to use her computer from a wheelchair and from her bed. A worktop was constructed with an elevating section for the keyboard and pull-out tray for a mouse and remote control. A hydraulic jack was fitted between the caster-mounted support frame and […]
The client, who has had a stroke, wanted to be able to continue caring for her horse, but was unable to carry its feed to the paddock as she only had use of one arm. An extra set of wheels was added to a motorised golf trolley to enable it to support a flat base of […]
This very short lady had difficulty transferring on and off the toilet. A chair that was low enough for the lady to transfer from was too low to go over the toilet. The local Community Team for Learning Disabilities purchased a suitable low chair. A welded “H” frame was made and fitted between this chair […]
This boy with cerebral palsy spends most of his time in a wheel chair. He has poor control of his head and hand movements but wanted to play the drums and join his friends in playing in a band. A comprehensive drum kit (snare and bass drums, tom-toms plus a cymbal and high hat) was […]
A disabled child became distressed and cried unless constantly rocked during waking hours. Carer has developed repetitive strain injury from keeping existing baby rocker in motion. A windscreen wiper motor with chain drive actuates an arm attached to the rocker seat by plastic cord. The whole is mounted on a base to prevent creep, and […]
This wheelchair using artist with restricted movement of hands wished to be more independent. A 12V battery was used to drive the ex-windscreen wiper and window winder motors for up/down movement and rotation. The counterbalanced easel can be raised, lowered and/or rotated by two large rocker switches located alongside the artist. Very little manual effort […]
This young lady has spina-bifida. Her mother attends to her various hygiene needs with her laid on the floor placing strain on the mother’s knees and back. A trolley with electrically powered adjustable height was devised allowing easy transfer from a sitting position at conventional chair height and then raising it to a convenient working […]