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What is the biggest issue in the current disabled design market?

AmskidoodlesAmskidoodles Member Posts: 16 Connected
Please, please add to the answers further in a comment - I am really eager to find out what you think!

What is the biggest issue in the current disabled design market? 4 votes

Not enough products?
25%
Quinlan1 1 vote
Not the right kind of products
0%
Not enough specialised products
25%
fishingmum 1 vote
Products aren't functional enough
25%
Waylay 1 vote
I don't like the aesthetic of most products
0%
Other
25%
feir 1 vote

Replies

  • feirfeir Member Posts: 388 Pioneering
    Other
    Cost, for me personally.
    I'd say use of the word products is too vague also, just about anything could be included under the term.
  • AmskidoodlesAmskidoodles Member Posts: 16 Connected
    @feir - Thank you for your feedback! I am considering designing a tray attachment to most wheelchair armrests. It would allow users to have a place to write, to put their phone, a drink... What do you think about this? Is there a specific product you would like to see? I'm just trying to get as much research as possible - everything is appreciated!
  • feirfeir Member Posts: 388 Pioneering
    Other
    It sounds like a good idea. I don't have a wheelchair but do need one.
    I spend all my time propped up on a beanbag and find sitting unsupported is not ideal. I'd be hoping to get a wheelchair what supports my neck and so a table on that seems good.
  • AmskidoodlesAmskidoodles Member Posts: 16 Connected
    @feir Thank you for your help - If you come up with any ideas I would love to hear! I hope you get the wheelchair you are after!
    amskidoodles


  • feirfeir Member Posts: 388 Pioneering
    Other
    I won't get it but thank you.
  • fishingmumfishingmum Member Posts: 562 Pioneering
    Not enough specialised products
    @Amskidoodles my friends son has a tray attachment for his wheel chair, it has a cup holder bit as well and can be used for holding lunch, or writing on. When I worked in a nursing home some 25 years ago a lot of people had a tray attachment, but it was big and bulky and if going anywhere they either had to keep it over the wheelchair, which some of the people found restricting or they had to travel with a big bag to put it in.

    With technology today it would be easy to design a tray, with the click together, or click solid when folded to go over a chair but easily click apart to sit neatly on the back of the chair with out it being bulky, or getting in the way of someone pushing the chair.

    I suppose you could combine the armchair remote holder with a click clack style pull out tray so it still has the holder over the arm rest, but can be pulled out and locked solid for writing, or eating. Good luck :)
    life is too short to let others make you miserable.
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