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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Students from Hereward College talk about Chair4Life


Chair for Life is a new wheelchair designed for young people. The chair, has a seat which goes up and down, enabling disabled children to be at the same height as their friends.

The Renfrew Group who specialise in motorbikes were asked by the NHS to come up with the design prototype which is hoped to go into full production.

The design firm from Leicester, which has worked on Rolls Royce, Aston Martin and Triumph motorbikes has recently unviled their latest creation at Hereward College where students have advised the designers about the chair design and functionality.

Some comments from students were:

"Sometimes I don't get noticed and I have to shout really loud in order to get people's attention. With this chair, because the seat goes up and down, it's an advantage."

"You're at the same hight with other people so you don't feel intimidated by people standing over you."
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