During family mealtimes, children with Cerebral Palsy may have to use different furniture or sit separately from family, leading to feelings of anxiety and exclusion. Physical and eating difficulties often result in a need to use wheelchairs with supportive features that optimise positioning. Everyday dining furniture doesn’t have the required functionality to include these children without adaptations. In contrast, assistive furniture designed for disability feels clinical in modern dining environments. Fika is a family of chairs, with one adapted to the postural and support needs of children with Cerebral Palsy by including fully adjustable arm rests, head rest and footplate. The adapted chair fits into a complementary set with junior and adult options which eliminate any feelings of exclusion. They all share the same distinctive stainless-steel frame and easy-wash, removable memory foam cushions with a contemporary look and feel.Project description here.
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