About the solution
John’s wife is visually impaired. Despite of her disability, John wanted to share his passion for winter sport with his wife. In 1996, he sketched a design for an adaptive tool on a paper napkin, and he decided to create a new device called Sno-Wing.
“I had few ideas that there would be so many benefits for so many challenged users--including my wife.”, he recalled. This is why, in 1998, the Sno-Wing was patented.
The Sno-Wing is an adaptive training device designed to allow a guide maximum control of their participant’s movements whilst snowboarding. It looks like a lightweight elliptical frame with a padded harness.To hold, the harness is attached at the pivot point of the disabled person’s hip.
To stabilise the Sno-Wing, there are several connection points. Connecting straps provide adjustability to suit a variety of sizes and needs.
The Sno-Wing can be used for both snowboarding and skiing.
Since receiving the patent, the Sno-Wing has been supplied to winter sport schools around the globe.
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.
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