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Father creates walking aid for his daughter

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2016-08-03 13:55

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The assistive device provided by the hospital was produced by an American manufacturer but was not satisfying this young and small patient’s needs. The walker was too large to be used inside the house, and was not equipped with swivel wheels, and had two feet in the rear.

These two feet made the tool very unwieldy for a small child with stability problems.

In order to help Mona, her father invented a new walking aid using recycling materials. The wheels are from a decommissioned trolley-wheels, with wood from packaging materials and the handles are made of tubes, from the renovation of their home.

With this new walking device, Mona moves in the house all smiles with her personalized and perfectly adapted aid.

Adapted from: http://bit.ly/2aDUYWN

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Mona’s father, from Belgium, developed a walking device for his daughter, who is three years old and suffers from Cerebral Palsy.

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