Category: Cycling

Modified Scooter

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---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create an adapted scooter for a teenage girl with cerebral palsy and hemiplegia on the right side that affects her control and balance. The young adult was eager to get a scooter but was unable to balance on just two wheels. A local skate shop offered wheeled scooters for children but none for teens leaving a modified scooter as the teen’s best option. The back of a regular scooter was cut off, and an axle was connected to the original back wheel to a second spare wheel with fabricated pieces. A foot cup was added to the base of the scooter so that the teen’s foot would not slide back into the wheels. A test run indicated that the scooter would need a brake over the back right-side wheel to help the girl to control her speed. TITLE: Scooter Time. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 32, Number 1, April 2012: pp. 8-9. PAGES: 3 with cover.


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Technical Aid To The Disabled (TAD)
Technical Aid To The Disabled (TAD) Organization Type: 
TAD is a charity organisation that has the authority to fundraise. TAD uses volunteers dedicated to the design, construction and provision of aids for people with disabilities. Members of TAD provide a resource pool comprising a range of design, engineering, rehabilitation, computer, therapy and other professional and technical skills. Aids custom-designed by TAD volunteers are described in the TAD Journal.
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