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Woman invents cover for her sister's wheelchair

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2017-01-25 16:00

About the solution

Isabel, Ailbhe’s sister, was born with Spina Bifida, and was always frustrated with the lack of options to personalize her wheelchair.

“I always say that I don’t want my chair to look like a medical device or a lump of metal and finally Ailbhe has found a way for me to be able to show it off as what I want people to see it as,” Isabel stated.

Ailbhe was always passionate about art and design. So after she took her degree, she created a range of personalized spoke guards for her sister.

“With the skills I had, I wanted to create something to make her feel more confident about her wheelchair so I created a range of customisable spoke-guards for the wheelchair which come in a range of different patterns and colours to match her outfits,” Ailbhe explained.

She named the project after her sister, and then founded their own company – Izzy Wheels.

The guards are available in several collections, depending on the theme, and it is possible for the user do create his own personal design.

More info: http://bit.ly/2eVQg6k

Adapted from: https://www.izzywheels.com/

This solution shall not include mention to the use of drugs, chemicals or biologicals (including food); invasive devices; offensive, commercial or inherently dangerous content. This solution was not medically validated. Proceed with caution! If you have any doubts, please consult with a health professional.

DISCLAIMER: This story was written by someone who is not the author of the solution, therefore please be advised that, although it was written with the utmost respect for the innovation and the innovator, there can be some incorrect statements. If you find any errors please contact the patient Innovation team via info@patient-innovation.com

About the author

Ailbhe Keane, born in Ireland, in 1993, created Izzy Wheels, customized covers for her sister’s wheelchair, 2016.

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