Team at Riddle Center Builds Wheelchairs, Other Equipment to Help Residents | NC Department of Health and Human Services


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Adaptive Water Skiing Equipment

When Barry Kerley and his team in the Adaptive Engineering Technology Department at the J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center in Morganton get a request for equipment, they don’t just order it. They start from scratch to meet residents’ needs. The Adaptive Engineering Technology team at the Riddle Center designs, modifies and repairs specialty wheelchairs — most of which are very complex in function — and makes or modifies items such as helmets, splints and beds to assist residents with activities of daily living. The team also supports the recreational needs and activities of residents and has built a fleet of water skiing equipment and other adaptive recreational equipment.
Source: Team at Riddle Center Builds Wheelchairs, Other Equipment to Help Residents | NC Department of Health and Human Services

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The North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) leads North Carolina's efforts to carry out the federal Assistive Technology Act of 2004. We promote independence for people with disabilities through access to technology. Visit our website at http://ncatp.org
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