Improved braking on walker-trolley

Project  / Project number: BK2015/38  /  Status:


The challenge

Typical walker-trolley
Trolley wheels
Modified wheels
The client has motor neurone disease and uses a walker trolley to get around the house, but finds the brakes are not good enough to provide the required stability.

It was found that the poor braking ability of the trolley was caused by the low grip between the wheels and the carpet.  The two braked wheels were replaced by wooden ones with ribbed rubber tyres glued and stapled in place.