A customised walker to help a disabled mum carry her baby when she’s out and about is one of 10 pieces of specialist equipment created recently by an Abbots Langley company.
Design & Manufacture for Disability (DEMAND) adapts or tailors each piece of kit to an individual’s needs so it can be used safely and comfortably.
Due to a brain injury, Marie Wheeler needs support and stability from a walking frame outside the house. So when baby Noah arrived in December, she was left with a problem.
With two hands needed to hold her walker, how could she push a buggy? DEMAND was able to make special attachments to fix a car seat to her walking frame, creating a hybrid buggy and walker.
Now Marie can get out and about without help using her custom walker, knowing baby Noah is safe in his car seat.
DEMAND fundraising manager Denise Gillies said: “The modifications we make often seem simple, but they make a world of difference for people like Marie, who is enjoying motherhood knowing her baby is safe when she goes out of the house independently.”