Please note that all Aids made by REMAP are provided to Clients free of any costs to them.
Gallery of Case Studies, page 6
Tooth Paste Tube Holder
Case ref: 00/27 (15)
Client was a right arm amputee with a praised left arm. A commercialy devised electric tooth brush with adjustable positioning had been provided and a means of mounting the tooth paste was required such that the paste could be placed upon the brush. As shown the solution was a wall mounted tooth paste tube with the tube was mounted on a board fixed to the wall. For convenience the tooth brush charger was incorporated in the arrangement. This aid was the first made for REMAP by the responsible engineer.
Low Seated Tricycle
Case ref: 00/64 (16)
This little girl had a hip joint misplacement and was fitted with a frog plaster restricting movement of her legs. Her Physio Therapist was anxious that she should use her legs as much as possible and requested a tricycle with a unusually low slung seat. A click here will show the tricycle in detail from which it will be noted that great care was taken to make the device as attractive to the little one as possible. During trial the trike was found to be a little unstable and the aid was modified to include a toy box at the rear, increasing its rigidity.
Automatic Drinking Aid
Case ref: 03/35 (2)
Client was a quadriplegic and required an aid to help him drink water. His current means of drinking being by means of the use of two straws and with his sole means of movement being with his head one can appreciate that this was totally impracticable. REMAP Tyne engineers solution was therefore to use a 'bite valve', of the type employed by the 'Camelbak' drinking system used by cyclists. The valve was fed from a modified cyclists water bottle mounted on a rig such that the valve could be positioned near to the Client's mouth. Details of the rig are shown as an attachment to this page. This device was found to be necessary for another Client.
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Client, retired university lecturer had developed motor neurons disease and was experiencing difficulty in dressing. His main problem being that he could not raise his arms very high to enable himself to put on his shirt or coat etc. REMAP Tyne engineer's solution was the device shown. This depends upon Client rotating his body to achieve the result. The device itself employed DIY spring clamps together with a door hook. The hook was fastened to the top of a convenient door and the clips to a convenient position on the clothing. Donning was then achieved by rotation of the body. Two devices were made for Client , one for upstairs in his dwelling and one for down. It proved to be so successful that the device was used by Client when on holiday.
Caster for Beach Angling
Aid made in !998
As indicated this device was made and developed in 1998 when the Panel was known as Tyne Tweed. Client suffered from multiple epiphysial dysplasia and was determined to persue his hobby of beach angling but was unable to cast.
The device employed the principle of the siege engine for catapulting the lead sinker and line, tension being achieved by means of a small handle and strands of 0.25 sq ins of rubber