Full wheelchair position
Designed and made by me for a child with cerebral palsy as a TADACT project. The radial ‘knuckle’ joints were designed to give a full range, locking pivot with minimum effort by the carer and were cast in aluminium by Merit Engineering, Queanbeyan. I still have a sample joint in my workshop.
It was a neat one-off prototype but no firm was interested in putting it into production as the demand was quite low, promotional funding was just not available and I had too many other interests which demanded my attention – building the Burra house, Ben’s house, Disability Aids Collective and then low-energy retrofitting came along !