Please note that all Aids made by REMAP are provided to Clients free of any costs to them.
Gallery of Case Studies
Please Note: Use of the Aids shown
The information given on these pages is to indicate to the medical and caring professions the scope and
benefit of REMAP Tyne Panel's services and to inspire Panellist Engineers.
Visitors are welcome to study the aids shown but we ask that it is borne in mind that the devices have
been designed and constructed for particular Clients, following evaluation of the Client's particular needs
and health in association with a Medical Adviser. We ask visitors therefore not to assume that they are general purpose designs - they are unlikely to be suitable for universal use. Also please note that some
aids can be harmful and possibly exacerbate existing conditions if they are used inappropriately, or without proper guidance. In all situations, therefore, advice should be sought from the medical profession.
Examples of Some of the Aids
Made by Tyne Panel Engineers:
(Please click on some of the images to see if larger images, or more information is available.)
Dual Wool Dispenser
Case ref: 09/10 (12)
Client was seriously visually impaired and arthritic but enjoyed knitting squares into blankets for children. She had obtained a large quantity of two ply wool in cones and needed a device to assist her in knitting this into four ply.
The aid shown was devised to incorporate purpose made
bearings to facilitate rotation of the cones . The arrangement was specifically made to be weighty to give stability during use. Details of the device itself are attached together with the result of Client's endeavours.
Paddington Bear Money Box
Case ref:08/26 (24)
The three foot tall Paddington Bear money box belongs to the national charity 'Action Medical Research' www.action.org.uk and had been vandalised - decapitated - whilst in a supermarket. Our services were therefore requested by the charity's local cammittee to effect a repair'
As the charity is dedicated to the 'improvement of health of babies and children for life' it was considered to be within our remit to undertake the repair. Construction was established to be from PVC and the repair was made by bonding the two parts with PVC adhesive, but in recognition of the extreme weight of the box when full - £400 on average - the repair was reinforced by placing wedges within the head and bolting these to the base.