Richard and his wife Michelle welcomed their first child into the world this Spring. Richard uses a wheelchair to get around, but he and his wife Michelle were keen for Richard to be as independent as possible with their new baby. They worried that Richard wouldn’t be able to push a buggy if his hands were occupied propelling his own wheelchair, but with some creative thinking from our engineers Richard can now take baby Isabel out and about wherever and whenever he likes.
“This buggy allows me and my daughter to be truly independent” – Richard
Our designer Ehsan spoke about the design process. “This is a huge problem for parents who need to use mobility aids and wheelchairs. We’ve helped lots of people like Richard to be more independent with their children when a normal buggy just won’t work. Richard expressed his concerns about simply attaching a standard buggy to the front of his wheelchair to make it ’hands free’; the chair and buggy together would be approaching 2 meters long, making it near impossible to get into and around shops or cafes.”
“With that in mind, we decided to modify a buggy from the high street and make it more compact. It clips to Richard’s chair with custom made fixings, and we designed a handle that folds up so Richard’s wife can push the buggy too.”