Apr 262017
 
BK2016/78 – Wheelchair bag

The client required a bag to hold her shopping while using her wheelchair, but was no longer able to reach behind her to a bag hung on the seatback. The bag was made to sit in front within easy reach with a strap that supports it from the arm rests.  Integral padding protects the thighs […]

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Apr 032017
 
BK2017/24 - Outdoor ramp

Platform in use Platform in place The client is unable to exit the back door of his house with his wheelchair because the restricted space on his side path precludes the use of standard ramps.  A raised platform, level with the doorstep, allows a standard suitcase ramp to be used. Berkshire Panel Job BK2017/24. BerksRemap@gmail.com

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Feb 052017
 
BK2016/64 - Attach buggy to wheelchair

Brackets connect the wheelchair and buggy Clamps to connect to buggy Brackets with quick-release clamps for wheelchair Brackets attached in relaxed position The client requires a means to push her child’s buggy while using her own self-propelled wheelchair.  No permanent brackets can be attached to the wheelchair, but the brackets need to be rigid enough […]

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Jan 222016
 
Days Medical Solstice wheelchair head/footrest mod

The client has a problem with its elevating leg rest system where his legs slip between the calf supports and footrests. Also the head support is inadequate. The wheelchair was modified by fitting an upholstered panel and one piece footrest, bridging the gap and locking the legrests and footrests together. The chest/head support frame was […]

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Sep 282014
 
Communicator mounting for wheelchair

Maria, a resident at the Scope Birchwood residential care home in Chesham, has no significant movement ability and is unable to speak clearly due to cerebral palsy. Wheelchair bound during the day, Maria uses an electronic communication aid to control equipment in her room, including lights, heating and TV; the device can also be used […]

Jul 272014
 
BK2009/16 Wheelchair footrest release

The client is unable to reach down to release her wheelchair footrests to allow them to be rotated out of the way. Replacement footrests were bought from the manufacturer that use a vertical push release.  The release button has been extended so that it is within reach of the client and a second lever added […]

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Jul 062014
 
Modified Wheelchair Footrests

This client uses a conventional wheelchair for mobility, inside and outside the home. He likes to spend time cooking but finds it difficult to access the worktops and appliances from his wheelchair. In particular the conventional footrests prevent close approach to the units. As he requires foot support, Remap were asked if they could provide less protruding […]

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Apr 272014
 
Wheelchair sitting aid

The client has short knee height relative to the seat of a wheelchair, when he sits he is at the seat front. Two people physically lift him to the back of the seat. A 100mm high platform with wall rail was made. A narrow ramp from the platform allows the front wheels of the chair […]

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Apr 272014
 
Wheelchair reversing mirror

A wheelchair user is unable to twist his neck to see behind whilst reversing his wheelchair. A simple reversing mirror was mounted onto the wheelchair arm with a swivel fitting to permit transit through narrow openings. The client can now ensure the rear is clear before reverse movement. Carlisle CAR 25-06 2007

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Apr 272014
 
Wheelchair modification

An expensive lightweight wheelchair had been purchased to make loading an easier task for the carer. However, the position of the front wheels did not allow chair near enough to the vehicle to allow ease of transfer without damaging the paintwork on sills. The solution was to cut out approximately 100mm in front of castering […]

 April 27, 2014  Posted by at 23:18 Manual Wheelchairs Comments Off on Wheelchair modification