side by side handle extension for wheelchairs by tammy kalinsky
side by side handle extension for wheelchairs by tammy kalinsky side by side handle extension for wheelchairs by tammy kalinsky
sep 20, 2013

side by side handle extension for wheelchairs by tammy kalinsky

side by side handle extension for wheelchairs by tammy kalinsky
all images courtesy tammy kalinsky



tel aviv-based designer tammy kalinsky has developed a wheel chair attachment that places the caregiver alongside the child, so they can walk side by side rather than behind. during the process, kalinsky noticed that kids with special needs require that they communicate with their guardians and people in their surroundings, something that wasn’t possible before due to the positioning of the stock wheelchair handles. influenced by children’s bicycles, the ‘side by side’ extension also features a bicycle horn and flash light that allows the child to take part of the walk and have a more interactive experience.



side by side by tammy kalinsky



installed horn


project overview



the side by side handle folds and stores in the wheelchairs back pocket



the connector allows walking alongside the wheelchair



the ‘side by side’ handle



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  • I want one so I can be beside my wife when I’m pushing her around. This is absolutely brilliant.

    mheartwood says:
  • I want one so that when someone is pushing me, I don’t have to turn or lean my head back to speak to them. I’ve had to carry on a number of non-face to face conversations simply because it’s long been the habit of my husband and I to idly chat as we stroll along and the fact I am in a wheelchair hasn’t stopped that, just made it less face to face and more his face to the back of my head. My son and I have the same issue when he helps me out by pushing me. He’s had some ideas for things to help me but we have never come up with one like this for my wheelchair. He’s just come up with an idea to allow me to carry my crutches on my wheelchair (I walk some but not fast, not far, and mostly on flat surfaces only). This is an excellent idea!

    Wayney says:
  • Interesting, but would need a product that could easily attach to all brands of manual wheelchairs (which this one would not).

    SCI-Nurse says:

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