"Of the many worthy ideas submitted online, we thought these three had the greatest potential to change the lives of the 17 million people around the globe living with cerebral palsy, and importantly, aslo be commercially viable products in the open market."
Marcus Blease form Australia's Cerebral Palsy Alliance
1. Solar Power Wheelchair
I'm a disabled man with CP from Turkey. when I use motorized wheelchair, charge is big problem for us. For that reason, I want a motorized wheelchair with solar-powered. So we can go freely anywhere without worrying about the battery running out. Either way, wheel chair, ran out of energy to use anywhere.
In my opinion, when this project is put in practice, an important problem for us disabled people will be solved.
2. Fold Up Motorised Wheelchair
Being that I need to get to work everyday and I have no adaptive van yet a motorized wheelchair that can come apart to fit into an SUV would make life with CP so much easier
3. Documentary: Cerebral Palsy in the 21st Century
Disabled World has kept a list of "famous people navigating Cerebral Palsy" since 2008. Of the 24 listed, 22 are alive now. That means since the beginning of time, the number of people recorded who have successfully navigated cerebral palsy is smaller than the number of people on a high school football team. A full-length documentary needs to be made to firmly establish role models for this disability - injecting hope and inspiration.
People with the expertise and resources to create any of the three shortlisted ideas are asked to register online at www.worldcpday.org
. A working prototype must be ready to be judged by the World CP Day Panel in April 2013. A prize pool of $25,000 will be shared amongst the winning submissions (maximum of one prize per category)