via indieGo Device Converts Any Wheelchair Into a Power Chair — The Mighty
Megan Zahneis, author at The Mighty, writes about an indieGo project involving equipment that can conversion any wheelchair into a power chair. This project is creating an open source power add on which converts any wheelchair to a power chair.
The initiative is being developed and funded with the Center for Discovery, Hurleyville Maker Lab and a grant from Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities. shared on The Mighty Blog or on the Center for Discovery website.
Another cool new innovation supporting the needs of individuals with disabilities. It is proposed to be available in 2017.
So many wonderful innovations!
About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS
OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments.
A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.