Push button controller adaptation

 

Voice Control Of Electronic Device

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 […]

Games Console for people with disabilities

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

Push Button Sewing Machine, Juki

A tetraplegic client acquired a JUKI sewing machine in order to continue his work sewing gloves for wheelchair users. The machine is equipped with a digital servo drive with foot control. Can it be adapted for push button control?

Chair controller button protector

The client uses a powered riser-recliner chair and finds the controller confusing, causing her to panic. A cover was made that allows her to use a restricted number of buttons, but still allows her careers full access.

Bed mattress lifter and call switch

The client with motor neuron disease has inadequate strength in his hands to operate his mattress elevator to allow him to get out of bed unaided, or to summon assistance. Foot operated switches were attached to the side of his bed.

Bed Controller Modification

The client is mostly paralysed from the neck down except that he can move one arm but has minimal grip. The only way he could press the buttons on the hand held bed controller was to bite the buttons with his teeth.

Large buttons for recliner chair

Our client cannot see and cannot operate the soft touch buttons on the hand controller supplied with a top end recliner chair. I made a holder for the controller that fixes it to the side of the chair and has four large and differently shaped buttons so they can be identified by touch.

Nurse Call Button

A holder for existing nurse call units in hospitals that allows the unit to be used by patients with limited mobility and/or dexterity. Developed initially for use by stroke patients in a specialist ward.

Servo assisted sailing

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.

Bed controller access control

Client is 18 years old with learning difficulties and uses a profiling bed with a wired controller. His carers need a method to prevent him from misusing the controller.

Push Button Sewing Machine Control

Our client, with tetraplegia, is able to manipulate his arms enough in order to push and pull and very lightly hook (or hold) objects in his otherwise immobile fingers. He has sufficient patience and skill to use a sewing machine to make rubber padded gloves to protect the hands of fellow wheelchair users.

Radio push-button controls

The client’s advancing dementia made it difficult to operate the baffling array of buttons on his new DAB radio.

Special bed controller

The client cannot operate the handset for his special bed, as it requires the pressing of two buttons at once and he finds this very difficult. A lever system and guide bracket was made to enable the two buttons to be depressed with one action. The client can now operate his bed control without difficulty. 0

Recliner chair control device

This client, with multiple sclerosis and poor eye sight, has problems operating his recliner chair remote control buttons; the buttons on the remote control only stand 2mm above the surface and their location was difficult to establish by feel. A supplementary cover was made giving improved location definition and height differential for the chair control […]