Abu is 8 and lives in Bangladesh. He does not have the use of his legs and his condition means that he is also unable to operate a traditional manual wheelchair. We were asked to help improve Abu’s mobility and independence by designing a mobile chair suitable for Abu’s needs.
Our team designed a ‘scoot seat’ which features a brake that Abu operates with his upper body. Liaising through Gundula Stevens, a retired Occupational Therapist and very old friend of DEMAND, we designed the seat and then provided engineering drawings and instructions to local craftsmen in Bangladesh who manufactured it. Abu is now able to get about by himself and there’s no stopping him.