Barbara Alink is a Dutch designer, architect, humanitarian, and inventor of the Alinker. Barbara now lives in Richmond, B.C.
The Alinker story started with a comment of Barbara’s aging mother- Antonia Esman. While passing some elderly people with walkers and scooters, she said: “over my dead body will I’ll ever use one of those!”. Barbara set out to design something better for her mum, but started realizing that it needed to become a vehicle for social change, challenging our assumptions about people with mobility challenges.
Here is a great article on this device from The Georgia Straight
To learn more, or order one, please go to www.thealinker.com