Q: What is PolySpine?
A: PolySpine is a customisable supportive exoskeleton for people with moderate to severe physical disabilities. It provides comfort in wheelchairs as well as supporting the user to participate in rehabilitative and recreational activities outside of their wheelchair.
Q: How did PolySpine start?
A: Riley was born with a physical disability and his family has always tried to create an inclusive environment. His Dad, Clint, has always been trying to create opportunities that the whole family could be involved. So Clint, and Riley, developed PolySpine, to enable Riley to participate in new activities.
Q: Who can use PolySpine?
A: PolySpine is to be worn by people with physical disability, who have physical support requirements and have been fitted by a professional.
Q: How does PolySpine work?
A: There is a spinal piece and head support that attaches to a supporting vest, so that someone is able to wear it. On the back of the spinal piece, we are able to attach various PolySpine attachments. Each attachment enables people to participate in new activities. For example, our chair attachment is designed to fit to many chairs, whilst supporting someone wearing PolySpine.
Q: Is PolySpine available for me to buy?
A: Sorry, not at the moment, we have a lot more testing and development to do before people can buy one.
Q: Is there anyway I can be involved?
A: If you think PolySpine might mean something to you, we would love to talk to you. We always love to hear from the community, we would love to hear your story.