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Patient develops sand rider wheelchair

Shared by Jo Roth on 2014-04-28 14:11

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Fertig stayed back at the house so he wouldn’t be a burden while everyone played near the water. Frustration fueled his desire to invent a new, lightweight, manageable sand wheelchair. He enlisted help from his son, Chris, a marine engineer for Maersk Line Ltd. After 2½ years and four prototypes, they developed Sand Rider.
Sand Rider looks similar to a jogging stroller. It has two 19-inch wheels in the back and a 12-inch wheel in front. It weighs about 50 pounds and has polyurethane wheels which make it roll easily over soft sand.

More info: https://custombeachwheelchair.com

Adapted from: http://hamptonroads.com/2014/04/man%E2%80%99s-idea-big-wheels-lets-him-h...

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Bill Fertig, from USA, struggled with beach vacations for years since a motorcycle wreck left him a paraplegic. On a trip to Nags Head one summer, Fertig relied on a cumbersome wheelchair that even the strongest member of his family could barely push through the sand.

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