Susie Mallett

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Saturday, 14 June 2014

Customised technology


A Rowland Emett contraption

Wheels
 
Thanks to my friend and blog-follower in Surrey, England for sending me this link in response to my posting on Little Princess’s customised wheelchair –  


‘This is important because everyone with a disability is different and each disability affects an individual in different ways. Each and every wheelchair user needs a wheelchair to suit THEIR needs. Not everyone with mobility needs can have an independent life in a 'basic' wheelchair. It seems to be a postcode lottery but generally speaking basic manual wheelchairs and basic power-chairs are all that the local NHS Wheelchair Service will provide. Some individuals with complex conditions can get complex wheelchairs on the NHS but sadly this is not the case for everyone, it is decided locally by local managers many of whom lack sufficient training or experience.’ 

Arms and legs

Thank you to Andrew Sutton for leaving this link on my blog recently –


Magnets to keep feet on pedals, what a brilliant idea! Why have I never thought of that?

I have already sent the link to our shoe, bike and wheelchair man so that next time we are negotiating aids to customise a bike we have this to refer to. The magnets could also work in some cases as a reminder to keep feet on the foot-board of a wheelchair.

Watch this space!

 Arms

One more link, this time courtesy of Dean’s Stroke Musings, (http://oc1dean.blogspot.de) 

5 comments:

  1. Hey, very nice site. I came across this on Google, and I am stoked that I did. I will definitely be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Basic Wheelchair

    Keep Posting:)

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  2. Hey, very nice site. I came across this on Google, and I am stoked that I did. I will definitely be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment. Thanks for sharing.
    Suzuki Access for Handicapped

    Keep Posting:)

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