Shadow Mono-ski sports wheelchair, England, 1993-1995

Made:
1993-1995 in England
maker:
Sunrise Medical Limited
Shadow Mono-ski' sports wheelchair with accompanying hand held guide skis, for alpine events, manufactured by Quickie Shadow Mono-ski' sports wheelchair with accompanying hand held guide skis, for alpine events, manufactured by Quickie Shadow Mono-ski' sports wheelchair with accompanying hand held guide skis, for alpine events, manufactured by Quickie Shadow Mono-ski' sports wheelchair with accompanying hand held guide skis, for alpine events, manufactured by Quickie

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Shadow Mono-ski' sports wheelchair with accompanying hand held guide skis, for alpine events, manufactured by Quickie
Science Museum Group Collection
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Shadow Mono-ski' sports wheelchair with accompanying hand held guide skis, for alpine events, manufactured by Quickie
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Shadow Mono-ski' sports wheelchair with accompanying hand held guide skis, for alpine events, manufactured by Quickie
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Shadow Mono-ski' sports wheelchair with accompanying hand held guide skis, for alpine events, manufactured by Quickie
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

'Shadow Mono-ski' sports wheelchair with accompanying hand held guide skis, for alpine events, manufactured by Quickie for Sunrise Medical Ltd, England 1993-1995

Made for a person with mobility disabilities, this ski-sports wheelchair was used for downhill skiing. The Shadow Mono-Ski carried many top competitors to victory in major sit-ski competitions around the world. Mono-skiing became a Paralympic event in 2008 at the Nagano Games. The Shadow Mono-ski is steered using the hand held skis either side of the wheelchair. Part of the brand Quickie, the wheelchair was made by Sunrise Medical Ltd - specialists in making wheelchairs and mobility devices. The wheelchair has since been discontinued.

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
1996-272
type:
wheelchair
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • furnishing - artefact
  • furniture
  • seating furniture
  • chair
credit:
Sunrise Medical Limited