Please note that all Aids made by REMAP are provided to Clients free of any costs to them.
Gallery of Case Studies, page 4
Pool Cue Support
Case ref 09/07(22)
Client was tetraplegic as a result of a traffic accident. He was an avid pool player and his therapist was extremely keen for him to take this interest up again. Introducing pool into the srevice user's schedule was considered by the Neuropartners' Team to benefit his rehabilitation through purposeful activity .
It was anticipated that Client's personal care team would assist him in moving the cue into position whilst the action of striking the ball would be done independently.
The device pictured here, with independently adjustable legs to avoid fouling the balls, was found to be the solution. Click here to view the actual device.
Guide Chain for Visually Impared
Case ref 10/01(8)
Adjacent to the local Day Centre managed by Tynemouth Blind Welfare Society - www.tbws.org.uk - are sheltered dwellings for the visually impaired with the access way to the dwellings providing a little difficulty for its Clients. REMAP Tyne panel was therefore approached to provide a guide chain suitable for Clients to feel and confirm the position of the edge of the walkway, Plastic linked chain was employed.
Leg Exerciser Pedal Support
Case ref 10/02(15)
Client with progressive multiple sclerosis had a Sunny Electric Leg Exercising Machine and had difficulty in keeping her feet on its pedals.
REMAP Tyne Panel was therefore approached by the Rehabilitation Team to provide a strapped support such that Client's feet were maintained in conact with the machine pedals.
The attached image gives details of the device made by our engineer.
Digital Camera Operating Device
Case ref 04/25 (22)
Client suffered from multiple sclerosis and was unable to use his arms. Following the development of digital cameras, ie, cameras without a a view finder, Client wished to pursue his previous interest in photography. The camera rig shown was therefore developed by REMAP Tyne Panel; operation being by mouth by means of a probe fashioned from a chopstick, The device itself was clamped to the arm of the Client's wheelchair.
Whilst the camera needed to be positioned by a helper, the settings such as focus, zoom and exposure were under Client's control. See details.
Pottery Clay Extrusion Plate
Case ref 08/31 (24)
A request was received from the loca Percy Hedley Care Home to see if REMAP could help. For their pottery classes for Clients they required a plate for their clay extruding machine with particularly large diameter holes - plates of such size were not available from the machine manufacturer. A blank plate was however obtained and drilled to the required dimensions by the Tyne Panel engineer.
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