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Equipment / Services & Miscellaneous Links

 DesignablityDesign supply & loan custom equipment similiar to Remap solutions - worth checking their equiment 
BIME The Wolfson Centre Royal United Hospital Bath BA1 3NG
Tel: 01225 824107 Fax: 01225 824111 Website:

 Active Hands Devices for enhancing weak grip - custom gloves ect
 Ability Net Free IT Helpline for Disabled People
 ADLessentials Aids to Daily Living part of the Helping Hand Company
 Auto Chair Lifts for scooter etc into vehicles (Derby)
 Better Living Better Living Through Technology : Computer access tools
 CTR Lasers Laser cutting  - Neil Pritchett - free help for Remap
 Complete Care Shop All manner of general equipment for the disabled
 DesGosling (car mod) Derby car modification specialist for controls / lifting
 DLF  Disabled Links Foundation: Comprehensive database of daily living equipment - costly annual fee!
 Faiveley Hardware for car alterations-  wheelchair winch could be useful for Remap work  - Loughbough based rep 
 Gerald Simmons  Mobility solutions inc harnesses for wheelchairs
 Homeworkshop Site for used hand/machine tools
 Jim Dorran (car mod) Coventry car modification specialist for controls & access
  Kitchen Equipment pdf Equipment list put together by the William Merritt centre in Leeds
 Lincs  Electronic Assistive Technology Service (EATS)
 Lincolnshire are the centre for supplying electronics aids as part of the NHS to Leicestershire & Rutland and this page shows what is available  
 Living Made Easy Impartial advice and information about daily living equipment and other aspects of independent living
 Mobility Furniture Interesting Bed-turns-into-Chair device- The Bingley  
 Powder Coatings Charnwood Loughborough based shot blast and powder coat paint facility.
Ask for Aaron 01509 215 181
 Quest 88 Specialist bikes and accessories for the disabled.  Located in Shrewsbury
 Remap Blog Electronic news letter & discussion site (seems to not be used now GL /Feb 16)
 Remapedia Information website for Remap members
 Skoe Mobility Scooter drag behind pillion seat - based in Ireland
 Style Upholstery Local professional upholsterer for tricky jobs - Ask for Craig Langton
 SOS Specialist Ortho Services - support chairs and harnesses
 Trilift Towbar mounting system for mobility scooters
 William Merritt Disabled Living Centre Leeds 

Hardware, Fittings, Fixings, etc.   

 11" Magic Arm 11" Inch Articulating Magic Arm + Super Clamp Crab Plier Clip
 Banbury Plastic Fittings Plastic & metal fixings, medical handles
 Webbing Buckles Straps Webbing and plastic fittings - recommended by GL
 Buckles & straps Buckles & straps [see Linda Horse Wear]
 Daessy Mounting systems for wheel chairs - expensive but quality. [see Mounts & More UK stockist at Nuneaton]
 Dycem Non slip high grip material including mats & self adhesive tapes

 E Magnets Magnet manufacturer
 Essential Aids Economical aids inc useful wheelchair clamp for around £13
 Force4 Chandlery
 GTF Ratchet ties & straps
 Heatshrink online Heat shrink specialist - HuntingdonInformation website for Remap members
 Ironmongery Direct Ironmongery
 Ironmongery Online Ironmongery 
 Jetpress A very extensive range of fasteners and fittings - Near Mansfield
 Kiowa Pipe clamp jaws - useful for connecting stuff to wheelchairs,  etc.
 Linda Horse Wear Buckles & clips
 Linak Linear actuators and lifting columns
 Manfrotto Specialist camera mounts 
 Mounts & More All things for mounting equipment - Nuneaton
 Rehadapt German supplier of all clamp and support systems for wheel chair mounting
 Motion Co Motors, gears, racks, sprockets & chains
 PTSPrecision Technology Small steel fixings
 Pipe Dream Fittings Pipes and fittings (Ebay shop)
 Plastic sheets Very small quantities cut to order (at a price)  For sister site see woodsheets below
 Reliance  Small gears, bearings & transmissions
 Ross Handling Rubber wheels, tube fittings, feet, handles, etc.
 RotagripLoc-line coolant hose and fittings and all things machinist  tip search for Loc-line coolant hose
 Rubber Ferrules Rubber ends for walking sticks, etc.
 Screwfix Ironmongery
 Simply Bearings Bearings - excellent website - reasonable postage
 Springmakers Custom spring and wire-form solutions
 Springmasters Springs and associated bits 
 Steady Mount Generic clamped mounting device for wheel chair accessories - very expensive.
 Symetric Designs Wheelchair tray mounting system - USA with UK suppliers
 The Insert Company Threaded inserts for Wood and Plastic M3 -M16
 The Metal StoreHeavy duty rails and fitting along with metal supply and cutting service
 Tube-Bender Ebay supplier of pre bent tubing to order
 Warehouse aquatics Tubes and fittings
Woodsheets Very small quantities cut to order (at a price)  For sister site see plasticsheets above


 Active Robots Robotic bits
  Farnell  aka  CPCElectronic, electrical, mechanical - huge range 
 MFA Small motors & gearboxes (stocked by CPC/RS/Farnell etc)
 Parallax Robotic electronics - sensors etc (USA)
 Pololu Robotic bits
 Pretorian technologies Electronic aids - Switcher-4 / Joysticks etc
 Proto-pic Control electronics & sensors - Arduino etc
 Quasar Remote control modules
  Radio Spares Electronic, electrical, mechanical - huge range
 Technobots Robotic bits


 alt-intech (via Amazon) Plastics (including High Density Polyethylene) sheets, rods, tubes, etc.
 AW Aluminium Warehouse Aluminium stock
 CFS Glass fibre & two part polyurethane expanding foam
 Thermoworx Polymorph - low temperature mouldable nylon
 CreativeResources All things to do with model casting
 CutPlasticSheeting Plastic sheeting (huge variety) + stainless steel sheet + Dibond aluminium composite
DWR Plastics (foam )
(also on eBay but more £££)
 Two part polyurethane foam :  GL tests in polly bag with free expansion...
Meduim: grams  x 5.2 = ml    or  190gram (63+127) = 1 ltr expanded. 
Tip: do not compress to form util semi set else bubbles burst and mix flattens

Hard :  grams      x 6.5 = ml  
 Fabric UK Wide range of fabrics, including leather, cloth and notice board fabrics
 Hobby Tools Direct Tools and small bars/tubes in brass, aluminium & copper 
 Metals4u Cut ferrous & non-ferrous metals and plastics
 Polymax Silicon tubes
 Rhondama Seals O rings of all sizes, from the smallest to huge.  Can try/test fit parts at their counter in Loughborough.
 SBA Sheet material in plastics and rubber
 Silex Silicon tubes, sheet & seals
 Tapes 2 Go Very comprehensive range - will send samples 
 Sugru Sugru :  self amalgamating rubber putty

Software/Assistive Technologies

 Assistiveware Onscreen keyboards & other helpful stuff but very MAC-focused
Camera mouse Free s/w - uses web cam to track head movements and emulate mouse - can be used with on screen keyboards.
 Click N Programmable virtual key board with word prediction option
 FAST Foundation of assisted technology
 Google Mori79 MouseOver and more
 ISAAC International Society for Augmentative & Alternative Communication 
 Midas touch Free on screen smart keyboard and speech synthesizer
 Origin Instruments Interface devices for Kindle and head mouse, software etc.
 Staggered speech Two-level screen keyboard 
 Web button editor Handy button creator
 Brain & sensing Open BCI  Pushing the bounds of what can be measured from the human body at a honest price

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