Fowler

Damon Flynn
Medical Devices

College
Maynooth University

Contact
flynn.damon98@gmail.com
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Damon Flynn

Fowler

Fowler is redesigned wheelchair with the disabled incontinent as its focus. My younger brother Gavin was born a rare chromosome disorder that leaves him with intellectual and physical disabilities. This effects his ability to use the bathroom. Gavin is incontinent and so needs his full-time carer, his mother to change him once he has had an accident. Changing diapers in the home is no problem as their home have been converted and all necessary facilities are there. Yet, the real problem occurs outside of the home. Every time Gavin and countless other people worldwide leave there home, they must be laid out on dirty floors of public bathrooms to be changed. Fowler can in one action lower the back of the wheelchair seat while lifting the seat upward to be at an appropriate level for changing. This creates a clean solid platform up off the ground for the user to be changed on. This action stops the dangerous and tiring action of lifting the user out of the wheelchair and placing them on the ground to be cleaned and then lifting them once more to go back in the chair.