Equipment is so important to anyone with a disability. Without appropriate equipment, an everyday task can become very labour intensive, and incredibly frustrating. Can you imagine how frustrating it would be not to be able to sit with your friends and enjoy their company, because you could not access normal seating? That was a problem for Evie Hopkins from Swansea, who has spastic diplegia which affects her right side. But with the help of a University of Wales graduate, she can now participate in activites that she never would have been able to, thanks to a specialist chair that supports Evie and allows her to access space she never thought she would be able to. It is inspiring to see a university student developing technology that will help cerebral palsy sufferers all over the World expand their social circle, and live a more normal life.
"The Scallop project developed from seeing a real life problem in a common family situation.