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Men invent human backpack to carry their friend

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2017-02-01 14:42

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Kevan lost the strength in his limbs due to his condition, and he always wanted to travel around Europe. Because he weights about 30kgs, his friends designed a special backpack so they would be able to carry him, without he having to use his wheelchair.

The device features padding, a headrest and a saddle. The team went to France, Ireland and England in the summer of 2016. His friends would take shifts while carrying Kevan.

“My friends and I explored Paris, hiked through the English countryside, and scaled the legendary island of Skellig Michael. And we did it all without my wheelchair! Using a specially designed backpack, my friends carried me where I could otherwise never go. It was incredible! And now we want to make that possible for other disabled folks", Kevan recalled.

The “We Carry Kevan” team is working on a book and a documentary to show that disabled people can also live adventures.

Adapted from: http://dailym.ai/1RfmGXq

More info: http://wecarrykevan.com/
https://youtu.be/9d6RwZuTQk8

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Tom Troyer, Philip Keller and Benjamin Duvall, from USA, developed a human adaptive backpack to allow their friend Kevan Chandler, who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, to travel across Europe.

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