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Paralyzed man builds devices to help get wheelchairs out of the car

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2018-04-24 11:56

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David came up with this solution because he wanted to find a way to get to work without having to rely on someone else to load and unload his wheelchair from the boot of his car. Since he found nothing like this on the market, he set out to build his own solution.

People were impressed by David’s invention and soon they started asking him to make similar products for them. So the inventor built his own company and started mass producing and selling his devices in 1983.

As the company started to grow, different aids started to be created. Autochair installs wheelchair hoists, people lifts and other driving aids and mobility devices, so that wheelchair users can be more independent.

Adapted from: https://www.autochair.co.uk/why-autochair/our-story

More info: https://www.autochair.co.uk/

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About the author

David Walker, from UK, is an engineer who became paraplegic in 1975, after he had an accident. He developed Autochair, a mechanism that hoisted his chair into a box on the roof of his car in 1979.

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