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Wheelchair Wheel Cleaner


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Mandy is a quadruple amputee who sometimes uses a wheelchair. Whenever she uses her wheelchair in the garden or out on a dirt road, her husband needs to clean all 6 wheels manually with a brush. For many permanent wheelchair users, this simple task would be extremely difficult without the appropriate support. Mandy would like to create a device which allows wheelchair users to easily and independently clean the wheels of their wheelchair.


Mandy's team created a device which enables a motorised wheelchair to have its wheels cleaned. The device featured a wheelchair docking station which Mandy could drive onto, akin to an automatic car wash. The wheels would then be cleaned by rotating brushes powered by the wheelchair's own power drive.

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Safety Information

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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. 
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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