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Boy develops walker for his grandfather

Shared by Shuyue Zhang on 2018-01-26 11:32

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Being a farmer all his life, Lishan Gao suddenly got cerebral infarction, which led hemiplegia since July, 2015 at the age of 74. After that, he could only stay in bed and wasn’t able to speak properly.

During the summer of 2016, Lishan Gao’s grandson, Yunlong Gao, was working temporarily after finishing his sophomore year in the university. Seeing his grandfather suffering from hemiplegia, Yunlong Gao was determined to apply the mechanical knowledge that he learned to design a walker for him. So, he drew the draft on papers, purchased the materials and worked with his father to build the prototype; they also modified the wheelchair to make them better connected. After multiple experiments and modifications, the multifunctional walker was finally developed.

“The multifunctional walker is designed especially for patients with severe hemiplegia”, said Yunlong Gao. Currently, there is only a wheelchair or a separate walker on the market, and neither of them could possibly achieve good exercises effect and ensure the body balance. The new design enables the patient to stand up and sit down without external assistance, do rehabilitation exercises to increase the muscle intensity, and rest at ease when feeling fatigue – either to eat or to watch movies with a board equipped into the device.

The Walker designed by Yunlong Gao has greatly improved the life quality of his grandfather, whose hands and legs recovered some consciousness and could even move occasionally. Yunlong Gao’s innovations was also reported by the local media and received a lot of praises. The daughter of a patient with similar situation contacted Yunlong Gao to have one for her father, and Yunlong Gao has already started working on it after having more information on the condition of the patient. Besides, Yunlong Gao is more than glad to share his solution with other people in need.

Adapted from: http://bit.ly/2ntxY1Q

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Lishan Gao, born in 1940, originally from Henan, China and now living in Shenzhen, China, suffered from cerebral infarction and hemiplegia in 2015. His grandson Yunlong Gao, born in 1996, was a sophomore when he designed a walker for him to move easily.

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