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Wheelchair Warmer and Waterproof Cover

Stacey & John

TOM @ Uni




Stacey and John have asked the teams to design a device to keep their legs warm and dry during the winter. They are both wheelchair users who regularly spend time outdoors. They would like a device that keeps their legs warm (ideally electrically) and protected from the rain. For both Stacey and John, keeping warm and staying dry during winter is a priority.


The students have worked with Stacey and John over the semester to develop a heated blanket that would help to heat the extremities and also remain stylish. The device utilises a concealed heat pack powered by a battery or wheelchair to provide additional heating as required.

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Safety Information

To download a digital product file containing open source instructions on how to build the design solution, read and agree to the terms and conditions below.

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. 
TOM: Melbourne are unable to advise on the suitability of any design or device for your personal situation, however if you have general questions relating to the instructions or documentation, please contact us via our  email:


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