Wheelchair hack lets two-year-old explore on his own

2013年8月29日 | By News | Filed in: News.

http://hackaday.com/2013/08/29/wheelchair-hack-lets-two-year-old-explore-on-his-own/

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[Shea’s] son [Alejandro] was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy which limits his ability to move. The ability to explore one’s environment as a toddler is really important to development so [Shea] and his wife have been looking into assistive technology. Their health insurance paid for a medical stroller when he was nine-months old and has told the family they need to wait five years for a powered wheelchair. Rather than wait, [Shea] took it upon himself to hack a wheelchair his son could control.

He found a used adult-sized motorized wheelchair on eBay for about $800. Not cheap, but … Read the rest


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