The Wheelchair Umbrella is designed to provide shelter from the elements for wheelchair users. The umbrella is made of a vinyl tent mounted on a frame which folds down behind the chair. Clear plastic windows provide visibility when the tent is up. The unit mounts to the wheelchair frame in four locations. PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT: Designed by Dave Doman for wheelchair users to allow them to quickly employ a cover in the event of rain without worrying about getting raingear caught in the wheels of the chair.
Notes: Tetra is a voluntary organization which links persons with disabilities, technical volunteers, professional engineers, technicians, and tradesman. Persons interested in having this device made for them, or companies interested in manufacturing this product for the commercial market should contact Tetra.
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This product record was updated on August 11, 2003.
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Tetra Society of North AmericaThe purpose of Tetra is to recruit skilled volunteer engineers and technicians to create assistive devices for people with disabilities. Volunteer engineers, design technicians, and health professionals work one to one with their clients to make assistive aids or modifications to their environments.
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Telephone: 877-688-8762 or 604-688-6464.
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