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Wheelchair hack lets two-year-old explore on his own

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Wheelchair hack lets two-year-old explore on his own - Hack A Day


[shea's] son [Alejandro] was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy which limits his ability to move. The ability to explore one’s environment as a toddler is really important to development so [shea] and his wife have been looking into assistive technology. Their health insurance paid for a medical stroller when he was nine-months old and has told the family they need to wait five years for a powered wheelchair. Rather than wait, [shea] took it upon himself to hack a wheelchair his son could control.


More info about building custom game controllers for people with physical disabilities


The link in the paragraph above gives a detailed walk through on his powerchair hack for his 2 yr old son. Very Cool stuff!

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