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The Child's Vehicle is a powered cart designed to be an electric toy vehicle for children with poor dexterity and motor ability. The cart is a standard electric child's vehicle with a modified joystick control and a backrest. The joystick has a plastic plate mounted on top and four plastic discs mounted on each corner. The modified joystick allows the vehicle to be controlled with simple palm and forearm movement. This battery powered vehicle has two motors, six wheels, and is chain driven. PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT: Designed by paul Cermak for children with poor hand or arm strength and coordination who can not easily operate the joystick control on an electric car. The above modifications allow the child to use this standard toy for entertainment and therapy. DIMENSIONS: Control plate is 5.5 x 5.5 inches square, and discs are 2 inches in diameter.
Notes: A harness is developer recommended for children with poor upper body support. ** Tetra is a voluntary organization which links persons with disabilities, technical volunteers, professional engineers, technicians, and tradesmen. Persons interested in this device 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.
3077 Granville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3J9
Telephone: 877-688-8762 or 604-688-6464.
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