Facility for child to ride on mobility scooter

Project  / Project number: BK2015/07  /  Status:


The challenge

Harness in use
Harness in use

Load-bearing harness
Load-bearing harness
Two harnesses attached
The two harnesses combined
The original request for a child seat was found not to comply with mobility scooter regulations.  It was agreed to make a harness to hold the child on the mother’s lap because it was felt that if a papoose-type arrangement is used by pedestrians, it could also be safely used on a scooter.

A load bearing harness of the type used by Air-soft enthusiasts or professional camera personnel was purchased.  A child’s car seat straps were modified to attach to the main harness via new webbing
straps and D ring attachments.  The child sits on the client’s lap on a small cushion to reduce pressure on the client’s legs.

The harness is easy to adjust with simple webbing clips and the child harness is fitted with a 5-point buckle and its own webbing adjustments. The webbing is machine stitched to stainless steel D rings. The child can be easily released by unclipping the 5 point harness buckle at the front.

The complete harness can be wiped clean or machine washed and then dried.

The happy client can now take her child out and says: “Just to let you know that I took [my daughter] out on my own today for lunch and a play about.  She had a whale of a time and her hands are kept busy by holding my walking stick. It’s the 1st time I’ve left the home in 10 odd weeks.  Great harness, thank you very much again.”