CEDS Vital Project, Wheelpad Set for Prototype Demo Tour


2015.12.13 Riley JLWheel Pad Norwich Model Tour

Wheel Pad is an ecofriendly 200 square foot accessible bedroom and bathroom attachable to an
existing home. It provides a respectful and supportive space for people with mobility issues, making it
easy for friends or family to provide support while figuring out long term solutions.
In 2016 Wheel Pad L3C won its first Business Plan competition sponsored by Strolling of the Heifers
and Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation, followed by a Fresh Tracks Road Pitch and Peak
Pitch competition wins. VSECU, The Vermont State Employees Credit Union, gave a generous grant
to build the prototype. Coupled with the LaunchVT 2016 Innovation prize money and an Indiegogo
Generosity fundraising campaign (https://www.generosity.com/medicalfundraising/wheelpadprototype/x/12800338), the dream is becoming reality.
Construction of our first prototype, with assistance of Norwich University, will be completed 31 August
culminating in a Grand Celebration at Norwich University. Wheel Pad will then tour rehab centers and
hospitals where interested people can tour through Wheel Pad. The final stop will be at the Tiny
House Festival in Brattleboro!
The Norwich Model Prototype will be on tour:
31 August 10:00 11:00 • Norwich University, Disney Field
31 August 3:00 5:00 • UVM Medical Center Rehabilitation, Fanny Allen Campus, Colchester
1 September 10:00 Noon• Rutland Regional Medical Center
1 September 3:00 5:00 • Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
2 September 10:00 Noon• Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
4 September 10:00 3:00 Tiny House Fest Vermont, Flat Street, Brattleboro
After the tour, the Norwich Model Wheel Pad will be donated for use to a family in southern Vermont
free of charge. Wheel Pad L3C will continue to improve Wheel Pad while we build the second
prototype for marketing purposes.
For more information:
For Tiny House Fest passes
Finally, please help us inspire 1,000 people to donate $25 and make this prototype a reality for a
southern Vermont family. https://www.generosity.com/medicalfundraising/wheelpadprototype