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Man with spinal muscular atrophy creates device to help him getting on and off the plane

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2019-07-22 10:06

About the solution

Joshua was frustrated because of the problems he had to face while getting on and off the plane when going abroad with physical reduced mobility. He felt that they could be at least partially solved. So he took action, as he was tired of waiting for transferring equipment and specialist assistance when flying.

So after five months of research and development, Joshua came up with Able Move, in 2018. It consists of a device “between a sling and a seat” that can be hoisted in and out of a wheelchair and plane seats.

“It allows you to have that freedom of not having to worry. There’s a cushion so you remain comfortable when you’re on the plane and from personal experience getting on and off those aisle chairs is so uncomfortable that having support under you is going to make that whole transition and flying experience much more enjoyable”, he explained.

Joshua founded his own company, in 2018, around this product. It can be bought online from £384.99 and the person can customise its order by selecting to the product’s cushion size and height.

Able Move was the winner of the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2018.

Adapted from: https://bit.ly/32ETKDo

More info: https://www.ablemove.co.uk/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fTLyz5sqZQ

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.

About the author

Joshua Wintersgill, from the UK, suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, built Able Move, a special seat to help physically disabled users when flying.

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