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Dynamic Orthostatic Chair – A new locomotion method for disabled

Shared by Patricia Pereira on 2015-02-12 20:06

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However, his father wanted to walk again and for this he knew that he needed to be able to stand up. At the time, helped by his three brothers, who were locksmiths, a structure with pulleys was improvised in the way that Leandro could stay a few moments out of the chair. Afterwards, he did intensive physiotherapy sessions and a gradual recovery of movement was achieved, which now allows Leandro to travel around the city with the help of a walker. For this reason, Walef went to Biomedical engineering and started to develop the chair’s project at 2012. Walef continued to work on the project to improve it and in 2014 the project won several prizes. At this moment, with the touch of a button, the machine goes forward, backward, sideways, and allows an upright position to who uses the chair. Thus, the user, to be standing, can perform usual activities, within the limits imposed by disability.

Adaptad from: http://glo.bo/1tQyRzE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8KUqvGSEdU

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.

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Inspired by his father, Walef Ivo Carvalho, a biomedical engineering student from Brazil, developed a special chair to tetraplegic patients. Leandro, Walef’s father, lost all body movements in an accident.

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