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Boys create chair for disabled friend

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2016-08-03 17:17

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So Joke and Olivier, with the help of two occupational therapists, created an office chair for Zurab. They used a bicycle wheel that they have lined rubber bands. Placed on the ground, the bike wheel half blocks the seat when the wheels are facing the rubber bands. The students have also worked to establish a system of easily handles to lift the brake system, freeing the seat.

Zurab wanted an office chair, but there was nothing on the market that was adapted to his needs, and that could be customized.

The boy now can transfer more easily to the chair, and attend the classes in more comfort.

More info: http://stoelklem2013.blogspot.pt/

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Joke Wellens and Olivier de Bie, students from from Belgium, invented, in 2013, a chair for their friend Zurab, who is a wheelchair user, so he could be able to attend classes in a more pleasant way.

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