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
Stan has a learning disability, autism, sensory processing disorder. Stan has an inquisitive mind and likes to predict a sequence of events and then test it. Stan needed more complex cause and effect toys than pre-school toys but they needed to be safer than toys for older children […]
Adam is a keen computer gamer and also relies on his computer for many things. Although he has some movement in his fingers he is no longer able to move his computer mouse. He can now use an adapted miniature joystick to move the computer mouse pointer around the screen.
Custom made adaptor to convert trigger mechanism of controller to a large lever
A teacher needed a device to help blind and partially sighted children to practice their ability to locate and identify sounds.
Following on from the Giant Scrabble Board, we were asked to provide a matching Rummikub game
A day centre wanted a Giant Scrabble board that could be used by members of all abilities.
The board was 1.5m square and was constructed with a metal sandwich so that magnetic tiles would stick to it, this was mounted on a wall.
Each tile was 85mm square, has raised, tactile, characters and with a handle that can be gripped using a grabber.
The tiles and positioning corners were 3D printed.
An activity board for a special school
A blind child requires a target that he can practice throwing a ball at, to develop his ability to identify the direction and distance of sounds in everyday life. The target emits a continuous sound so that the child can determine its location and a separate sound when he successfully hits it with a thrown ball. The target can be attached to any suitable place, including a football net, cricket stumps, etc.
A blind person wished to play the ancient Chinese game of Go. A board with a grid of holes and grooves allows the player to correctly locate the pieces and feel their location without disturbing them. Two different shapes allow the”black” and “white” pieces to be distinguished.
A wireless jelly switch makes this toy accessible
A ten year old boy who has been totally blind since birth had recently become interested in playing dominoes. The school had acquired two special sets of tactile dominoes, double six and double nine, where the pips were substantially raised so that blind people could gauge the number of pips by touch only.
A special needs school needed an activity wall similar to those found in almost every junior school playground. The complication was that most of the children at the school were in wheel chairs so they could not access the usual type.
The client had a rare genetic disorder and was really only happy when he was sitting in his “cozy coupé” toy car. However, as he was outgrowing the coupe he was having to bend his legs backwards to allow him to use the car. Essex north adapted the wheels by extending both the front steering […]
The client’s physiotherapist asked Remap to devise a way of preventing the client working the left side buttons with his right hand which he was apt to do but it was preventing correct development of his left hand. Essex North volunteer added a perspex shield between the buttons preventing the right hand operating the left […]
A special needs school required a mobile outdoor stand onto which various items could be hung to provide visual and tactile stimulation to the children. A simple free-standing pergola-like frame on castors was made. Similar indoor frames have also been made. 0