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Adjustable wheelchair footrests

Posted 1 July 2016 in Awards

Denise is able to walk a short distance, but spends most of her time in a powered wheelchair as a result of multiple sclerosis. When returning to her wheelchair from standing, she found it extremely difficult to return her feet to the footrests. They are not far off the floor and she wanted the independence of being able to do this for herself.

Chris Gibson, a volunteer with Remap Doncaster came up with a solution for her. he replaced the standard foldable pillars that support the footrests with telescopic versions with an internal screw. This allows them to be raised and lowered from the ground. This action is driven by a rechargeable electric screwdriver which is fixed to the chair when not in use.

2 responses to “Adjustable wheelchair footrests”

  1. Melanie says:

    I can’t believe that theres people like yourselves that run this charity
    It’s amazing
    I have me/ Cfs and suffer alone as im always in my house as I can’t afford a powered chair to go out alone
    I always have to rely on others to go out
    I’m a mum and would love to take my kids to a park myself
    I think your work for disabled people is incredible

  2. James says:

    I need a wind up clock to charge my cellphone. I use my cellphone to help me see and many other purposes. It is a hand crank dynamo on a clock. Here is a simple model I made:

    http://youtu.be/HxJQFGkA684

    This is a more complex to build model from a Japan inventor:

    https://www.behance.net/gallery/1902587/Cyclus-Step2

    If anyone can make this I will pay any amount

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