Paralysed 22-year old Cameron Wood is enjoying his independence again, in a purpose built home fitted with radar controlled automatic doors from GEZE UK.
The UK’s leading manufacturer of door and window control technology has fitted its unique Slimdrive EMD-F operators to Cameron’s front door, and to the door exiting from his bedroom to the balcony. The operators are both controlled by radar, which opens the door as the sensor on the operator picks up the movement of his wheelchair.
Part of GEZE UK’s Slimdrive range of operators that are just 7cm high, making them ideal for limited spaces or a narrow framework, the EMD-F operators are specifically designed to meet the requirements of BS8300 and the DDA. This electro mechanical swing door drive control system can be used with all control elements including push pads, key switches, infrared movement sensors, radio/remote control, and – particularly useful for Cameron - radar.
Virtually silent because of its low noise direct current motor and precision gears, the EMD-F has a low energy function and is quick and easy to install. Extensive research has also shown this operator to be very reliable, combining a maintenance – free, high performance motor featuring low wear characteristics, and state of the art technology.
“Not having to worry about getting in and out of the house on my own is really useful”, says Cameron. “The installation took very little time and the service from GEZE UK has been great”. Cameron, from Cockermouth in Cumbria, was just 18 years old when he was seriously injured whilst pursuing the sport he loved – trail cycling. Having won many competitions across the country, Cameron was a rising star and was about to turn professional with sponsors lining up to finance him.
His accident whilst racing his mountain bike caused injuries that paralysed him from the neck down. His dream to be more independent became a reality this year, when he moved out of his parents’ home, into a purpose-built house next-door, part-funded by a grant from social services.