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Steve Wheelchair Bag System - TOM Melbou

Name: Steve

Event: 2019 Makeathon



Steve is always on the go – his challenge is to create a simple and flexible system that enables him to easily access, secure, remove and attach bags and other objects to his wheelchair.  This will enable Steve to independently access items of varying capacities without the difficulty of reaching around the wheelchair.


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.

Safety Information

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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