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Quad Amputee Dog Lead


TOM @ Uni




John is in search of a simple and manageable method for putting on a dog lead. Traditional dog leads, featuring spring-loaded clips or clasps attached to a collar, are not suitable for amputees or individuals living with limited motor control. Therefore, John is seeking a system that allows him to safely, securely, and independently operate a dog lead.


Team John developed a two-part prototype solution to allow him to take his dog for walks. This solution includes a retractable dog lead connected to John's wheelchair. The dog's harness is integrated with a magnetic V-Buckle that John can operate on his own.

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All digital product files on this page are provided as conceptual designs and were developed by volunteers through a TOM: Melbourne event or program.
The design file is provided in the interest of sharing ideas and promoting collaboration. The design as described in the document(s) has not been tested or assessed for safety. Please do not attempt to use any device built using these instructions without first seeking appropriate professional advice on the safety and suitability of the device for your personal situation. 
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