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Woman invents cover for her sister's wheelchair

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2017-01-25 16:00

About the solution

Isabel, Ailbhe’s sister, was born with Spina Bifida, and was always frustrated with the lack of options to personalize her wheelchair.

“I always say that I don’t want my chair to look like a medical device or a lump of metal and finally Ailbhe has found a way for me to be able to show it off as what I want people to see it as,” Isabel stated.

Ailbhe was always passionate about art and design. So after she took her degree, she created a range of personalized spoke guards for her sister.

“With the skills I had, I wanted to create something to make her feel more confident about her wheelchair so I created a range of customisable spoke-guards for the wheelchair which come in a range of different patterns and colours to match her outfits,” Ailbhe explained.

She named the project after her sister, and then founded their own company – Izzy Wheels.

The guards are available in several collections, depending on the theme, and it is possible for the user do create his own personal design.

More info: http://bit.ly/2eVQg6k

Adapted from: https://www.izzywheels.com/

This solution shall not include mention to the use of drugs, chemicals or biologicals (including food); invasive devices; offensive, commercial or inherently dangerous content. This solution was not medically validated. Proceed with caution! If you have any doubts, please consult with a health professional.

About the author

Ailbhe Keane, born in Ireland, in 1993, created Izzy Wheels, customized covers for her sister’s wheelchair, 2016.

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