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Remap awards

Remap, the charity that provides bespoke equipment for disabled people, celebrated some amazing new inventions at its annual awards last week. Here are some examples:

Rupert has invented a system to  help a virtually bind man see again, using a camera, screen and virtual reality headset! 

A rollater was adapted for an amputee by 3D printing special parts and…


Added by David Martin on July 2, 2018 at 13:30 — No Comments

The Big Life Fix

Did everybody see "the Big Life Fix" on Wednesday evening (BBC2 9.00pm)? In the programme they do what we do at Remap - an expert meets a disabled person who is prevented from doing what they love doing by an impairment of some sort, then they make a device or piece of equipment to help the person overcome this hurdle. Very inspiring! 

Here at Remap we have been working behind the scenes with the programme…


Added by David Martin on December 9, 2016 at 12:09 — 7 Comments

Remap awards inventors

Remap is a very special charity. Its 900 volunteers use their skill and ingenuity to design and make equipment for disabled people.

Of course, many items of specialist equipment are now available, but what can you do when there seems to be nothing on the market that suits your needs? Or if you have a piece of equipment which needs adaptation for you to be able to use it?

It is for these situations that Remap exists. Established some 50 years ago when very little equipment was…


Added by David Martin on July 5, 2016 at 8:53 — 2 Comments

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