The client asked us to raise the height of his reclining chair.
21 month year old client with achondroplasia (short stature) cannot use standard steps etc to access sinks, toilets and worktops. His mother is having to hold him so that he can wash his hands, etc. and she would like him to be able to do these things safely by himself.
A child with spina bifida also has difficulties with eye sight and neck pain and he struggles to look down at what he is reading. He finds it much more comfortable to look directly in front of him. He requires a stand for his tablet and his books.
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.
The client’s feet are splayed and this means she cannot position herself far enough forward to safely stand on the platform of her ReTurn7400 sit-to-stand aid. The platform was modified to suit.
Platform in use Spring-loaded castor and support bracket The client, who is 4ft 2in, uses boxes to allow her to stand at the kitchen sink to do the washing up and look out over her garden. This was unstable and she had already fallen once. A stepped platform 25cm high with a hand rail was […]
Patient with rheumatoid arthritis and severe water retention was unable to locate both her feet on the relatively small platform of the Harvest crane that she used to raise her into a standing position A larger foot plate was manufactured. Because of client weight, due consideration had to be made to the strength of the […]
The client is unable to extend her legs from the hips and knees. She is in a permanently crouched position and needed a stool to enable her to work comfortably in her kitchen. A simple stool was made which enabled her to reach her work surfaces with ease. The client is now able to work more […]
Natasha, aged 6, has severe cerebral palsy and could not support herself on a potty and later on a toilet without assistance. To allow her to go from nappies to a potty, a box was constructed which allowed her potty to be slid underneath, allowing her to support herself on the edges of the box. […]
Anne’s two year old son has one leg 18cms shorter than the other and the foot turned inwards. He was unable to stand in front of the toilet bowl on a standard child’s plastic step, while waiting up to a year for a special prosthetic from the USA. A wooden platform with levels to suit […]
A little boy has been left with some disability including visual impairment following the removal of a brain tumour and he has difficulty in reaching the toilet on his own. A step was made up from plywood on a melamine base, shaped to fit round the toilet and a tubular handrail was made to suit […]
A girl of very small stature needed a method of mounting the toilet independently. As the little girl could only climb steps up to 100mm high, a portable unit was made which enabled her to climb the first step and turn unaided on the next step, taking support from the side panels. A feature of […]
A boy with epilepsy, right sided weakness and developmental delay needed aids when toileting and bathing. A raised wooden platform, tailored to the shape of the small bathroom, was made to allow the boy to reach the bath and toilet. A hole was cut through a spare toilet lid so he had a small secure […]
This 3 year old girl with spina bifida is unable to support herself when seated on the toilet. Her mother was having to catheterise her over the toilet whilst supporting her. A padded seat attached to the wall next to the toilet can now be lowered onto the toilet when required. A back support flap […]
Nichola, a wheelchair user with lower body paralysis, found difficulty getting on and off the toilet due to the difference in height between her chair and the toilet seat. Restricted movement meant she was dependent on carers to undertake hygiene operations following toilet use. Any device needed to be light enough to be taken on holidays. […]
The elderly gentleman had had a stroke and was continuing to use the toilet by squatting on the rim of the pan. This was very unsafe. A floor level toilet could not be installed because other members of the family use it in the normal way. A steel framed double platform with cork surfaces was […]