Disability aids, equipment and technology
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Hi all. I’m studying Product Design for my A levels this year, and need to do some research for a project. My project is based around lack of affordable disabled mobility equipment. I’d be really grateful if you could take a minute to help me out.

Has anyone found they’ve wanted a wheelchair hand bike or products similar and found that there out of their price range?  From researching products i have found that mobility equipment is usually in the price range of £1500+. Are users finding this to be the norm?

Are there affordable products on the market and if so are they up to todays specs? How important do people feel it is to have a cheaper product and what would be the most important aspects to focus on when designing.

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  • Liam_GooleLiam_Goole Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi Finley,
    Mobility equipment is a niche product and tends to be at the high price point.
    Its hard to make affordable mobility equipment because with the low quantity of sales, it makes the cost of production higher. There is definitely room in the market for an affordable hand bike. I would concentrate on a basic design to keep the price point low as this would be your unique selling point. Interesting idea and good luck!
  • MisscleoMisscleo Member Posts: 646 Pioneering
    Thank you for doing this
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