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After sustaining a work-related injury almost 15 years ago, I was left paralysed from the chest down. Having been an avid sporting enthusiast prior to my accident, I have been able to continue with playing golf and have represented my country in the past.
Apart from travelling for sporting events, I also enjoy some trips away with my wife. We have travelled both locally and further afield. When travelling with a disability you can never be sure of the facilities that will be available when you arrive, even if it has been arranged in advance.
I have been extensively searching for a wet-room wheelchair that could alleviate the concern of equipment not being available when I travel but could not find one, and as result started to liaise with John Clarke from Clarke Fab, to design a new chair that meets with all my needs:
The following are the design considerations that have been included in the new chair:
- Height adjustment – Seat height can be adjusted to suit both standard and disabled toilet seats;
- Can be dismantled – Wheelchair can be dismantled and placed in a suitcase for travelling;
- Wheel options – without changing the frame, there are three wheel position options. A) Self-propel wheels at rear, castors at front (same as standard wheelchair, therefore easy to manipulate, suitable for toilet with standard cistern). B) Casters at rear, self-propel wheels at front (suitable for toilets with cisterns built into the wall). C) Castors fitted front and rear.
- The wheelchair is built from steel for maximum strength, being able to accommodate 150kg user weight. Wheelchair width is generous to ensure maximum comfort.
Cormac Mc Adam