Friday, 3 March 2017

The Hargrove Adaptive Toy (HAT) Project - Mobility For Emma With Cerebral Palsy

The Hargrove Adaptive Toy (HAT) project is an initiative by Hargrove Engineers to provide mobility to children who do not have access to a traditional powered wheelchair. Named for it's first recipient, Emma, the toy began it's life as an off the shelf power wheels car.

The team at Hargrove Engineers converted it to a powered adaptive toy with the help of sponsored products from several companies including an Actuonix Linear Actuator Control (LAC) board. The car features a custom seat and control joystick that's suited to Emma's abilities. As with motorized wheelchairs, adaptations can be made to suit the needs of each individual child.

As you can see in the video below, Emma is thrilled with her new adaptive toy. We're happy to say that Hargrove has contacted us for continued sponsorship of the project, so we look forward to seeing more of these adaptive in the hands of deserving children.

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