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    Date submitted
  • 14-Mar-2015

Wheel Pad

Abstract

A free-standing bedroom & bathroom structure for newly wheelchair bound people that can attach to an existing home.

The objective is to provide universal accessible sleeping and bath area at a minimal cost to caregivers of people who are newly bound to a wheelchair as they prepare for independent living. The space includes a sleeping area, sitting area, and bathroom. Wheel Pad is a temporary movable space, like a camper or RV, thus no need for permitting in most areas. Pre-built, Wheel Pad is delivered then attached to an existing home on site.

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Who is your customer?

People recently confined to a wheelchair who have not yet found accessible housing, nor retrofited their own home for such.

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

Our friend, Riley Poor, suffered a spinal cord injury shortly before his 26th birthday. After months in hospitals and rehab centers, he could not find an accessible place to live other than a hotel room. The Wheel Pad would enable someone to temporarily attach accessible housing to the home of a loved one to be cared for while the newly wheelchair bound person learns autonomy in a new way.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

With the advances of medicine, those who participate in extreme sports, serve in our military, have a sudden stroke, etc., are now pulling through devastating medical situations and living! When a patient leaves rehab, loved ones can support the healing process with an interim step in care while the patient is learning a new way of being independent.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

LineSync Architecture worked with Riley Poor on the concept and created drawings. Thus, our team has both architectural design and end user experience.