Remap awards 2018
Posted 20 August 2018 in Blog
Today, members and friends of Remap gathered for a special awards ceremony in London to celebrate the achievements of our many dedicated volunteers. The awards were presented by Dave Henson, engineer and Paralympian, who said, “I am blown away by the ingenuity of Remap’s engineers. They are coming up with some really unique, creative solutions which have a massive impact on people’s lives.”
Our talented makers, inventors and engineers submitted a strong field of applications for our prestigious awards, which this year included the inauguration of the Able Magazine Award. After much deliberation, the winners were announced as:
- A VR headset and zoom camera which enable a registered blind man to see
- A wheelchair adapted so it could be taken up Mount Snowdon
- A standing platform for a girl with dwarfism to reach her bathroom taps
- A 3D-printed device to allow an amputee to use a rollator
- A helping handle to allow a paraplegic man to get into his adapted car
- A handrail which fits to the door of an ancient listed building
- An ordinary chair fitted with wheels for use on a narrow boat.
Many congratulations to the winning projects, which represent some ingenious solutions to problems faced by individual disabled people from across the country. Like all of our equipment, each of these devices was given away free to its new owner, for whom it was specially designed. Our hard-working team of volunteers help about ten people every day in this way, allowing people in their communities to stay independent, regain lost skills and discover new ones. We are grateful to each of them for their expertise and continued support, allowing us to make more things possible for more people.