Emergency Brake for Baby Stroller
Our client was a young mother-to-be who suffered from dramatic and unpredictable seizures. She was concerned that if she were to experience one of these seizures when she was out with her baby in the stroller, then she would not be able to protect her baby and the baby stroller could roll anywhere and into danger.
She asked if Remap could find a way to keep her baby safe.
Gerry Fisher from the York panel developed an emergency brake for the baby stroller based on a ‘dead-man’s-handle’ approach. The operating brake handle was fixed to the middle of the top of the stroller handle. A set of spring-loaded locking brakes were fixed to the rear axle of the stroller. In their default position, the spring-loaded brakes locked the back wheels of the stroller and prevented any movement. Pressure is needed on the brake lever to release and keep the locking brakes off. If the pressure is released, the brakes are applied immediately and the stroller brought to a direct halt and locked still.
All the modifications were additive, meaning the whole emergency brake adaptation can be removed when the stroller is no longer needed and does not affect its warranty or resale value.
The rear axle unit
The rear axle unit from underneath
Our client can rest assured that should she have one of her seizures when she is out with her baby in the stroller, the stroller will not run away and her baby will be safe.
When the baby stroller is no longer needed, the changes can all be reversed and the stroller will hold its resale value and warranty provisions.