2020 results

Walking Wheelchair
by Suzanne Brewer Architects

Highly commended: Product design of the year 2020. Walking Wheelchair can take users to standing in a similar motion to an able-bodied person, without a backboard, straps and constraints.

Architect Suzanne and her schoolboy son Jarvis invented the Walking Wheelchair in summer 2018. Suzanne saw a children's enterprise competition on Sky News and encouraged Jarvis to enter.

The idea was inspired by a man in a wheelchair at the rugby club and influenced by Jarvis's bike saddle. The positive feedback encouraged Suzanne to take it further.

The pair have built and patented a prototype that has been reviewed by Stoke Mandeville Hospital and The Back Up Trust.

Designer: Suzanne Brewer Architects
Project: Walking Wheelchair

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