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Team invents power cart for disabled girl

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2019-06-12 09:28

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Grace wanted a device that she could pedal and that would take her, fast, everywhere around the house.

She uses a power wheelchair at school and in the community to move independently. However, since she lives in a ranch house, her wheelchair gets dirty to bring inside and it’s not so comfortable to use indoors.

Her family wanted her to have a powered cart that would sit slow to the ground so that Grace to get on and off by herself and enable her to go anywhere faster around the house.

So Ray, Paul and Eileen, from the charity May We Help (an organisation that develops gadgets to increase the autonomy level of disabled people), came up with a power cart. They used a base from a shoprider portable power chair, a seat from a car, a custom welded base to match the seat and an upholstered seat cushion.

Adapted from: https://bit.ly/2ZhmeAA

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Ray Riley, Paul Wenner and Eileen Bloustein, from the USA, developed a power cart for Grace, a young girl with physical disabilities who wanted something to get around the house.

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