Gallery of Case Studies, page 2
Child Proof Door Lock for Washing Machine (24)
This aid was made in 1997 by the Panel when it was known as 'The Northumberland and South Panel and is a good example of the practicality and resourcefulness of our members. Clicking on the image will show that the device is based upon a spring loaded contact sourced from the bayonet fitting of an electric lightbulb holder.
Support for Archery Bow
Case ref 06/29 (22)
This referral was requested by the Leonard Cheshire Care Homes.
The bows were proffessional 'Ragim 66" Victory' with a 20 pound pull. At the hand grip position was a threaded hole for a sighting attachment and this was used to secure the bow to the support stand.This thread gave some problems until it was established that it was an 8mm American thread. As can be seen a garden parasol was adapted as the base for the support.
The device was found to be most popular, so much so in fact that two further supports were made at the request of Durham and Northumberland Archery Association.
One Handed Knitting Aid
Case ref 09/23 (17)
Client lost her left hand some 11 years ago and wanted to resume her earlier hobby of knitting. A support was therefore required to hold the needle for the left hand.
Research indicated the wives of the Shetlanders used a device called a knitting belt to enable them to perform their normal household duties whilst knitting at the same time.
The device shown is REMAP's interpretation using readily available materials. Click here for details.
Case ref 01/40 (22)
This young man was troubled with arthritis in his thumbs and REMAP was approached by his music tutor for a support for the instrument. The Panel was given the following criteria:
- adjustable in height.
- no discomfort to the neck.
- detachable from the neck.
- angle of mouth to trumpet consistent with embouchure.
As can be seen the support was made from brass in keeping with the instrument; green felt being applied to the surfaces in contact with the instrument. See details.
Anti Embolism Stocking Aid
Case ref 09/22 (9)
Client had severe oedema of the legs with very large legs complicated by a dropped foot. As a consequence extremely thick anti-embolism stockings had to be worn. Carers found these difficult to don.
Commercial donning aids were available but not of an adequate size. The aid shown was formed and donated by Marland Designs, North Shields, from a mould former made by REMAP Panel engineer.
Please note that all Aids made by REMAP are provided to Clients free of any costs to them.
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