Child’s walker with ventilator

Project  / Project number: 2019-966  /  Status:

Eve pushing her walker

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The challenge

Eve, who has diaphragmatic hernia was provided with a walker and a cycle basket to carry her ventilator, an oxygen cylinder and two infusion pumps. None of these items could be carried safely on the walker. The seat originally fitted had been removed.

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The solution

A removable container was built to carry the ventilator and pumps and an additional bracket was provided for the oxygen cylinder. (Eve chose the colour!)

A new seat and backrest was fitted.

The benefit

Eve could now move about the house or garden without being constrained by the fixed ventilator in the house. When she goes to nursery and school she will also be independent of the fixed ventilator.

The container and contents could be easily removed from the walker for use in the family car. The oxygen cylinder was retained by a quick release over-centre clamp.

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