Roughly 5 years ago my wife Kellie was diagnosed with MS and over the years I’ve seen her physical mobility decline. At the time of her diagnosis, we had young children which made it difficult for Kellie to go shopping or on days out while using her mobility scooter.
As with any parent, it can be difficult to manage young children when out, but with disability and mobility aids this was proving a nearly impossible task. We searched the internet for products that didn’t make her feel uncomfortable and which she liked but with very limited success.
I’m passionate about design myself with 18 years’ experience in designing products for kids with special needs so I thought would take matters into my own hands! I looked at a way that my wife could still independently take our children out but without the anxiety or stress trying to stop our children running loose and hanging off the mobility scooter.
I decided to design a desirable, clever, fun, solution that fitted with everyday life for my family. I came up with a trailer for kids that attaches to my wife's mobility scooter and it has had a huge impact on our family days out, holidays and everything in between. It's foldable and lightweight so it allows us to take it anywhere. My wife feels part of the family again rather than disabled and our children love it. It has been fantastic having them so involved. Its design and bright colours also make it unique and bring some much-needed fun to an item which normally is not considered all that fun.