Alexia is a retired woman in her 60s, who is caring for her husband who has been quadriplegic for more than 20 years for 30h / week. They live together in their adapted home. Her husband uses a motorized wheelchair and transfers to the lift in all circumstances. There is little residual movement in his upper limbs.
|What could be created?
|1. Alexia would like a feeder that is small, practical and less stigmatizing.
|Alexia’s husband’s current feeder is mechanically activated using his upper limbs.
|2. Alexia would like a reliable system to allow her husband to empty his urine bag.
|Her husband uses a urinary valve that sometimes malfunctions, which causes complications.
|3. Alexia would like taking care of her husband’s hygiene to be easier.
|Alexia uses a wheeled lift and a raised bath.
|4. Alexia would like helping her husband to get dressed to be easier.
|Alexia uses a lift to position her husband.
|5. Alexia would like the management of the medical complications associated with quadriplegia to be easier to deal with so that she can leave her husband with paid caregivers.
|Alexia limits her outings because she does not think anyone else can manage her husband’s requirements.
|6. Alexia would like a system to find out whether paid caregivers will show up for work or not.
|When they do not show up, Alexia must take care of her husband.
|7. Alexia would like a better lift platform to go up and down the stairs.
|They have a platform, but the battery discharges between uses.
|8. Alexia would like to be able to easily fly with her husband.
|Electric wheelchairs are currently not allowed on planes. Her husband is transported by airport staff.
|9. Alexia would like a travel lift (smaller and lighter).