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WHEELCHAIRS OF HOPE
Client
ALYN hospital

A wheelchair to children in need of mobility .The wheelchair is specifically designed for children as we wish to empower education through mobility: Mobility from early childhood is a gate to education. It is the basis for self- confidence and independence. By giving access to education we create a new generation with better skills, confidence and hope.

WHEELCHAIRS OF HOPE together with ALYN hospital - Israel’s Pediatric and Adolescence Rehabilitation Center – will provide an integral solution of a good quality wheelchair together with the necessary training capabilities to local teams.

The wheelchair design & developed is a light weight and affordable plastic wheelchair, providing proper fit and postural support, meeting the most common needs of disabled children aging 5 to 9.

 

 

 

The design focused on:

  • Light weight
  • Innovative and attractive design
  • Cost effective adjustability
  • Following the guidelines of WHO
  • Complying with ISO 7176 & EN 12183:2009
  • Design for manufacturing, optimizing structure, plastic-metal interfaces and using only standard production technologies, to drive product accessibility worldwide.
  • Design to cost, including stacking for affordable shipping and easy safe assembly with simple tools.

The wheelchair was unveiled at the last UN assembly in front of various representatives UNICEF, gathering many complements and raised the interest of the assembly participants.

Additional information can be found on the initiatives website (http://wheelchairsofhope.org/index.php/en/)