The client has a weak right hand grip and needed both brakes to be operated by her left hand. A conversion kit was made which feeds both brake cables to a common splitter. This was a standard ” Bristol conversion”.
Bristol case ref 5\17-19
A 6 Years old child has a small wooden trolley, supplied by the referrer, which she uses to push her ventilator equipment around the house. The child’s trolley has 4 fixed wheels and is difficult to turn around corners with the heavy respirator equipment, the child having to almost lift the trolley around. Can Remap fit two castored wheels to make it easily manoeuvred. The Nurse hopes that the adapted trolley could be used by the child at school. The ventilator equipment will need to be securely held on the trolley.
This strap was secured in place by two wooden pieces screwed in to the bottom of the trolley base. See Photo.
The sides of the trolley were cut away at the front to allow the castors, which replaced the front wheels, to fully pivot around. A piece of baton was put over the top of the protruding castor nuts, with a matching piece at the rear, to give a level base for the respirator to sit on. See photo.
All sharp corners were removed, and the new wood varnished
The trolley was tried out with the respirator, by the child who will use it. It worked well for her, producing lots of smiles.
Bristol case 6\17-01
The client needed a special ramp outside of his back door which could be easily removed when not in use.
The car port floor is not flat and slopes in both directions so that the height of the step varies between 180mm and 190mm across the width of the door.
After discussion with the client it was agreed that a ramp about 1 metre long and 830 mm wide which could be fixed to the house wall, but also removed when not required
In order to keep the weight within reasonable limits it was therefore constructed a ramp from 9.5mm plywood sitting on three longitudinal supports connected to one transverse beam at the top end cut to the profile of the kitchen step. It had added guide beams on each side of the ramp to prevent the wheels of the walker slipping of the sides. See photo attached.
Before the ramp was finished a trial fit was done to adjust the ramp so that it would sit properly on the sloping carport floor. Also installed is a lifting handle, and hooks and eyes at each side of the ramp to prevent it from moving away from the wall. See Photo 3. It became apparent that, whilst the ramp was satisfactory, the client could not lift his walker over the PVC upstand in front of the kitchen door. Therefore a wooden wedge was made 700mm long and 50mm high by 65mm wide which screwed to the front door step
The ramp was varnished and the top of the plywood left deliberately rough to give good grip for the walker wheels.
Bristol case ref 6\17-03
The client was an has an 8 inch step into his shower which he cannot manage and he needs something to hold on to when entering/exiting his shower.
After considering various options it was agreed to provide a new half step that had a hand rail either side. This would be free standing, with the client’s weight ensuring it remained stable. Similar free standing steps with rails are used to access caravans, and work well.
If needed the step could be fixed to the carpeted floor of the flat, but it was considered best to avoid this if possible.
A wooden construction was fabricated, with a screwed and glued construction. The base was made from 10mm ply, supported on 100mm by 20mm sides, and the supports for the rail were made from 45mm square timber. Two sections of stair rail were used at the top. All sharp corners were removed.
The whole structure was primed and finish painted white, to match the shower surround, and to resist any water damage from wet feet and drips. Non-slip adhesive tape was fixed to the base to provide a non-slip surface. The ends of the tape were taken around the sides of the base top so they were sandwiched between the base top and sides, to prevent the tape from. becoming unstuck at the ends.
Bristol case ref 6\17-06
The client uses a small mobility scooter to get about her house. The exit to the garden is through patio doors that are hinge mounted. The client can open one door, but the opening is too narrow. There is a catch at the top of the other door which the client cannot reach, and so she cannot go into the garden independently.
Her partner has had Anglican (Anglian?) Windows visit, but they cannot help. They have only suggested fitting new sliding doors, which would also need the opening widened.
Remap was asked to provide a means for his wife to release, and preferably also re-fasten the catch by herself. A latch handle extension was made as pictures below.
Bristol case ref 2\17-13
The client is severely disabled and can only move about with the aid of a walker. He has a decking path in his garden which has a step up to it. He requires a ramp at the end of the path so that he can access it with his walker.
Bristol case ref 8\17-06
The client wants to resume riding a bike after a hand injury but found it too painful grip the handlebars for any length of time. He could not operate both brakes because of lack of grip. Remap designed a wrist support which still allowed him full control for steering. This comprised a plastic tube with support webbing attached by Velcro. The end of the tube was push fitted to an Igus right angled ball joint which was in turn inserted into the end of the handlebars and held in place with a grubscrew. This allowed his arm to rotate in two planes whilst being supported. The plastic ball joint has a limited overtravel and would break in an emergency. Like wise the plastic tube would detach from ball joint in an emergency.
The second part of the job was to convert the brakes so that both front and back brakes could be operated from the right hand lever. A dual brake lever was purchased for Mission Cycles and installed using the standard brake cables.
Bristol Remap case ref 4\17-01
The client uses a 4-wheeled walker and has a specially adapted van her and her husband. The van is fitted with electrically operated floor locking devices to suit wheelchairs etc. Remap was asked to add a special post to the walker so that it would lock into one of these posts to stop it sliding around in the van. This was constructed from aluminium bar and clamped to the lower cross rail of the walker.
Bristol Remap case ref 5\17-07
The client is wheelchair bound and often carries his infant son on his lap. A safety bar was needed to stop the child from slipping off his lap. A ‘T’ shaped removable post was designed, comprising a hook to fit the wheelchair 30 x 30 mm cross tube, made from bent steel strip. The handle was made from copper tube and a short length of steel tube welded to the strip. A latch and handle were made from steel rod, with a long operating handle to suit the client’s ability. The tubes were padded using bicycle handle foam grips. Two versions of this were made as shown below.
Additionally another type of the safety bar was made which covered the full width of the chair. Again this was constructed from 22mm copper tubing but it was located on the hanger brackets on each side of the chair using two special adaptors.
Remap Bristol case refs 9\17-04 and 5\17-04