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Questions for all wheelchair users!

alexiaoakley
alexiaoakley Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited March 2020 in Research and opportunities
I'm doing an A Level project in which I'm attempting to design a product that enables those with limited mobility in wheelchairs to pick up objects from the ground with ease. 

If you are a wheelchair user it would be massively helpful if you could answer a few questions helping me with initial research.

1. Do you live alone/have a carer/live with family or friends?
2. What kind of objects do you tend to drop/struggle to retrieve?
3. How do you currently deal with retrieving objects from the ground?
4. Have you looked into existing products to solve this problem? If so, how effective are they?
5. What requirements would a product helping you reach/pick up objects have to meet?
6. How important are aesthetics to you in a product like this?
7. How important is sustainability to you in a product like this?

And any other comments or suggestions would be much appreciated! Thank you :)

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