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Failsafe pushchair brake

  • Sophie Morrison
  • Norfolk West
  • NW 25/05 2007
  • Complete

Failsafe brakeThe client is a young mother who has epilepsy and was concerned about losing control of her pushchair in the event of a seizure.

A bicycle brake lever was fitted on the handlebar of the pushchair which operated a plunger which engaged with a toothed wheel on the axle. Removal of her hand from the lever causes the plunger to engage and lock the wheels, creating a dead man’s brake.

The client now feels much safer when pushing her baby, particularly on inclines.


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