Seat Crutches

Name: Jack

Event: TOM: Melbourne Makeathon 2016

JACK'S CHALLENGE

Jack has cerebral palsy which mainly affects his legs and he, therefore, walks with Canadian crutches.

He finds walking okay but gets very tired when having to stand in one spot. This makes many outings very difficult as he cannot sit down. Often seats are hard to find or not in very convenient locations. Jack’s challenge is to be able to use his crutches as a seat

THE SOLUTION

Jack’s team adapted his crutches and created an attachment using a fabric camping chair in order to create a collapsible seat for him. The seat is part of his crutches and is easily set up.