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Wheelchair skis

Shared by GuilhermeM on 2014-04-03 13:52

About the solution

As a wheel chair user, Patrick wanted a maximum of mobility and flexibility in any weather and year round. "It has always made me very sad that wintertime limited my mobility so severely and that I had to make plans how I was traveling where: I, who have always loved winter and snow. I was surprised to find out that there was not a single, reasonably priced mobility aid on the market, one which could be attached and removed using basic manual skills", he mentioned.

The wide Wheelblade contact surface distributes the wheelchair driver’s pressure evenly onto the ground and prevents the small front wheels from sinking into the snow. The blades run over the ground with very little pressure and have no problem smoothing out rough spots.

Adapted from: http://www.wheelblades.ch/go

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About the author

Patrick Mayer, born in Switerzland, is a quadriplegic (incomplete) and has been depending on a wheelchair for over 12 years. He created the Wheelblades - Small skis that can be attached to the front wheels of wheelchairs, improving mobility in winter and during snowy and icy conditions. He also founded his own company - Wheelblades - Because there wasn’t a solution on the market that could help him solving his problem.

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