single arm operated wheelchair tray

Name: Rebecca Cleveland 

Age: 66 

Event: 2019 Makeathon

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REBECCA'S CHALLENGE

Rebecca, a 66-year-old lady, uses a power wheelchair and has a non-functional right arm after suffering from a stroke. Her challenge is to create more independence, so she can read books and hold items such as plates and drinks. Rebecca is seeking an aesthetically pleasing tray solution that folds underneath her left arm that can open and be positioned at different angles depending on its use.

THE SOLUTION

Team Steve have developed a motorised solution that brings Steve’s wheelchair bag around to the side of his wheelchair with the press of a button. The system integrates with Steve’s wheelchair control panel and ensures that Steve does not have to reach around to access his bags, making simple tasks like shopping more accessible.