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North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust - 70 years of the NHS

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Rehabilitation engineering

Rehabilitation Engineers apply engineering principles and technology in the provision of services to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities.

We work closely with the North Cumbria Wheelchair Service, issuing both standard and custom built equipment.
This equipment includes:

  • Custom contoured seating systems for wheelchairs
    Our range includes carved foam and moulded seat inserts
  •  Moulded toilet seats
    For people who are unable to be supported appropriately on standard equipment
  • Adapted mobile arm supports
    For people with motor neurone disease

Many unique designs have evolved over the years and development work continues, for instance in the areas of forward lean postures and driving a powered wheelchair using the headrest as a joystick.

Our team has a wealth of experience in supplying innovative solutions to meet the needs of the individual and includes:

  • A Clinical Scientist
  • Rehabilitation engineers and technicians