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Girl invents wheelchair hoist for her brother

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2018-05-24 12:54

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Amelia created this device after seeing her parents struggle to move Jake. “My brother was getting heavier. Before he had the metal plates put in his leg, he was a lot lighter. A few days after the metal plate were put in, Mum and Dad were struggling because the metal plates were quite heavy”, the student explained.

The invention consists of a portable fabric hoist which is incorporated into the wheelchair's seat cushion which can be wrapped up and attached to hooks, allowing for easy lifting.

Amelia won the littleBIGidea invention prize and is now going to NASA.

Adapted from: https://ab.co/2zCaOei

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Amelia Fox, from Australia, was eight years old when she invented, in 2017, a special hoist to help her parents get her brother Jake, who weighted 40 Kgs, get out of his wheelchair after surgery.

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