The SteamAble Wheelchair Project
News of this amazing project came to me from Bruce Rosenbaum, who asked that I help spread the word about what ModVic is up to. I couldn’t think of a better way to begin 2014.
The SteamAble Wheelchair Project:
We want to modify a wheelchair to take it from ‘functional’ to ‘awesome’. It is our belief that this highly customized wheelchair will help the recipient Kyron, the 14 year old boy with Muscular Dystrophy who inspired this project. It will help him gain confidence in his interactions by changing the focus of the conversation and expressing his uniqueness and individuality through his assisted living device. We will customize a second wheelchair to help raise money for other adults and children who also depend on assisted living technology.
ModVic works with clients all across the country to take personal, meaningful objects, creatively combining them with relevant and cool period objects and machinery to transform the ordinary into incredible Steampunk functional art. The Steampunk art and design process celebrates history, while setting a path for a re-imagined better future — telling the personal stories of individuals, families, organizations and places.
Recently, we have turned our attention to helping children with autism and also assisted living devices as a way of improving people’s lives through art, history and technology. We were inspired to modify this wheelchair by Kyron, who depends on assisted living devices every day.
See the full project description and fundraiser on Indigogo Here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-steamable-wheelchair-project