A Detroit high school student recently produced an adaptable stroller that is specially designed for wheelchair users. While many mothers enjoy taking their new baby out for a stroll, this can be a difficult task for wheelchair-bound parents. Alden Kane decided to help wheelchair users find a better way to carry their children.
Kane developed the adaptable stroller as part of a high school research project. Kane specially developed his device for a wheelchair-bound mother named Sharina Jones. Kane consulted Jones throughout the design process in order to create a baby carrier that would suit her needs. The final product consists of a lightweight car seat that easily clips to the user's wheelchair.
While Kane's device is just a prototype, his project demonstrates the need for companies to develop strollers that are specially designed for wheelchair users.
This Adaptable Baby Carriage is Designed for Wheelchair Users
1. Wheelchair-friendly Baby Equipment - Companies can explore opportunities to create more baby equipment that is designed for wheelchair users.
2. Adaptive Technologies for Parenting - The development of more adaptive baby equipment can bring accessible and innovative products in the parenting industry for individuals with disabilities.
3. Student-led Innovation - Encouraging more student-led innovation in the design of adaptive technologies for individuals with disabilities can lead to more accessible and innovative ideas.
1. Baby Equipment - Companies in the baby equipment industry can explore opportunities to adapt their products to be more accessible to wheelchair-bound parents.
2. Assistive Technologies - The development of more adaptive technologies can bring groundbreaking innovation in the assistive technology industry.
3. Education - Educational institutions can focus on encouraging student-led innovation and foster creativity in designing adaptive technologies.