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Boy invents shopping cart for his grandfather

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2017-01-18 12:06

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It consists of a shopping cart, made of PVC pipe, tick netting and wheels, that is lower to the ground and shallower than regular shopping carts, making it easier for people using wheelchairs to grocery shop, by having two levels. The heavier items are meant to be placed on top, which is adjustable. The cart has maneuverable handles so that a wheelchair-bound person can push it with minimal effort and awkwardness.
“A regular shopping cart is deeper than a person in a wheelchair can reach. You have a risk of falling”, the inventor explained.

Robert created this device because his grandfather didn’t want to be helped after his surgery.

“My grandfather had just had back surgery. He really didn’t want anyone to help him with anything. He hated it”, Robert stated.

The inventor started building this device while he was in high school, and then he went to study biomedical engineering, and he kept improving the product.

“There are millions of people who suffer from disabilities who are overwhelmed by every day activities. Even Meals on Wheels has to deliver to some of them because it’s so hard to shop for themselves. “Disabled people don’t want to rely on someone else,” he said. “They just need the tools to be able to rely on themselves”, the student affirmed.

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Robert Trevino, from USA, was still in high school when he started developing Boundless Cart, a shopping cart for his grandfather, who had had back surgery.

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