UPDATE - THIS PROJECT CURRENTLY HAS A MAKER/USER PAIRING
Project Need Mobility
Created By Leanne Taylor
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Creative Commons License attribution-4-0-international
I am a paraplegic and one difficulty I have is carrying groceries. Putting them on my lap has not been successful as they always seem to fall off. I have seen a grocery bag holder that has hooks on it to attach grocery bags to allow someone to carry several grocery bags at once. This made me think that something like this that attaches directly to a wheelchair would be awesome! I think the goal here would be to have the weight of groceries be supported by the frame of the wheelchair, and that the wheelchair user be able to use both of their hands.
I think that the best place to put this would be on the front canes of the wheelchair. The grocery bags would essentially sit to the left and right of my legs but in front of the chair away from the wheels. This way the weight of the grocery bags is to the front and in a safer position for the wheelchair user (when the weight of grocery bags is behind the wheelchair users it can make them much more prone to tipping). Ideally, this device would be detachable. Other ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!