Award nomination for disabled-friendly child travel seat
A groundbreaking aeroplane travel seat designed in the UK which allows disabled children to fly in safety and comfort has been nominated for a prestigious international ward.
MERU, a charity based in the town of Epsom, Surrey, recently developed the pioneering TravelChair, which can support the posture of youngsters aged between three and 11 with severe mobility restrictions, and it has already proven to be extremely popular amongst industry insiders and the public alike.
On top of Virgin Atlantic recently ordering 25 of the devices for their planes, MERU are now also celebrating being named as in the running for the 2013 Crystal Cabin Awards' passenger comfort hardware prize, which MERU chairman Rob Douglas has said would be a 'massive boost' if they were to win.
Modern mobility aids like the TravelChair and wheelchair vehicles have gone a long way towards making travel for disabled people of all ages much more convenient than has been the case in the past, and these technological innovations are sure to only become increasingly sophisticated in the future.
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