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Sep 4, 2016 10:35 EST

The Wheelchair Butler is a quick and easy attachment that connects to a manual wheelchair allowing the user the opportunity of independence and comfortability without the deterrence of getting tired

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 4, 2016

The Wheelchair Butler

by Ryan Stigleman

 

This is a universal powerhouse for any Manual wheelchair and not to be viewed as an electric wheelchair just a helping hand

 

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

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About this project

The Wheelchair Butler is a quick and easy attachment that connects to a manual wheelchair allowing the user the opportunity of independence and comfortability without the deterrence of getting tired. I am looking to get funding in order to continue the patent process and make this creation a true reality for others that may benefit from this product. There are some more improvements I need to make and the ability to develop the product for the end user. I would want to have parts milled to make this prototype more refined. Independence, affordability, convenience, durability, and style are key factors when I thought about this design. My projected cost of the unit would be $700.00 – $1,000.00. If I am successful in reaching my funding goal and gaining the support, that would allow me to donate one unit to a wounded Veteran per every 100 units sold.

Risks and challenges

The challenges I have faced where modifying the hover board to use with a hand control, some of the electronics inside the hover board are not being used. Another challenge was the mounting system to the wheelchair without damaging the finish of the chair. I overcame my challenges by being persistent and pursing other options.
Some unexpected obstacles I see facing may be manufactures would not produce in small quantities, conflicting patents, and someone patenting my concept.
I am trying to avoid going through insurance companies by making this affordable for those with disabilities on a fixed income.

Contact Information:

Ryan Stigleman

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