I am not one to ask for help very often – learning how has been on my to-do list for sometime.
But, this is one thing I don’t want to ‘hog’ – this is something I am sure some of you might want to share in, help be part of the solution, part of the excitement, part of the fun.
Long time readers know of my plans, desires, dreams for a SMART wheelchair (robotic) that is affordable, light weight and, well, smart.
They will also remember that the brilliant mind of Daniele Benedettelli is on the job, over in Italy.
Danny is starting to ‘ramp’ things up a little and so has put the call out for some donations to kick start the project.
The initial equipment purchase is USD$400 and Paypal donation option is available on the project site.
CLICK LOGO TO VISIT THE PROJECT SITE
If anyone can spare a penny, a pound, a dime or a dollar it would be fantastic to get this project “rolling” (I could have said “off the ground” but since no one is offering me a ‘hovercraft wheelchair’… rolling it is).
If anyone has any contacts or ideas for getting some ‘bigger’ sponsorship behind this project then please, feel free to contact Danny via his site or myself directly.
While we know Mac would benefit from this type of chair it is pretty obvious he isn’t the only one. In fact, a good friend who is a wonderful teacher in our local area said she would love something like this. She doesn’t have a physical disability but she is blind, and there are times she would like to be able to get from A to B on her own, while having a conversation (or daydream) and not having to put all her attention into concentrating on safe passage with her cane.
Thanks for listening