A group of high school students has invented an innovative stroller attachment for wheelchairs that allows people with disabilities to safely take their baby for a walk.
The invention, called WheeStroll, was developed by a team of students from Bullis School in Maryland, as part of a class called Making for Social Good. The aim was to make the device safe yet simple to make, so it would be accessible to as many people in need as possible.
The idea for the WheeStroll initially came about when new parents Jeremy and Chelsie King were searching for devices that might assist Jeremy — who has impaired mobility — with safely carrying their child. The effort, however, was to no avail, so Chelsie recruited the help of her colleague, innovation and technology lab coordinator at Bullis School, Matt Zigler. Not long after, Zigler’s students designed the WheeStroll.
As reported by designboom, the device mainly consists of an infant car seat, which keeps the baby comfortable and safe. The seat is then enclosed in a frame and attached to the wheelchair. What’s particularly great about the design is that it can be adapted to fit different wheelchair sizes and baby seats.
Overall, the WheeStroll aims to provide an accessible and affordable solution for new parents with disabilities. With that in mind, Zigler has even made an instructional video so anyone in need can build their own wheelchair attachments. If you’re interested, you can see the full parts list and step-by-step instructions here.
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