WHEELCHAIR BAG SYSTEM 

Name: Steve Kelly 

Age: 55 

Event: 2019 Makeathon

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STEVE'S CHALLENGE

Steve, a 55-year-old architect affected by Becker Muscular Dystrophy, has weakened proximal muscles and is a part-time wheelchair user. 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.

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.