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Modifications to new wheelchair

  • Sophie Morrison
  • Doncaster
  • 455/455A 2009
  • Complete
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Michael has athetoid cerebral palsy. He had purchased a very expensive electric wheelchair but was unable to use it for various reasons.

Footrests were made that would swing over the large front wheels to allow him to place his feet in front of the wheelchair seat. They were made to swing back to the straight ahead position and could be locked firmly in position. These were strong enough to enable him to use his legs to move his body back on the wheelchair seat. Each side of the wheelchair was enclosed with polycarbonate so that Michael could place small items beside him when traveling. A trailer locking system was attached to the wheelchair which Michael is able to operate himself. A new knob was made for the wheelchair control lever as he found the original too small.

The wheelchair was collected by Michael and within two weeks he had already traveled 200 miles in it. He is highly satisfied and very grateful to Remap.

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