The problem is only the call to action
I have never shied away from challenges. Interested and curious as I am, I am always on the trail of the solution; the problem is only the invitation to become active. With "petertools.life - Missing links for an easier life" I develop, produce and distribute products and tools that solve problems, make life easier and are cool.
With his company petertools, Daniel Peter, himself physically disabled, has specialised in the manufacture of everyday objects that make life easier for physically impaired people. The One-Hand Lace is one such product. Developed together with the German producer Barthels-Feldhoff from Wuppertal, the One-Hand-Lace is already available at the start in three different lengths and four colours.
The F1 footboard was the beginning of petertools.life
Missing links for an easier life
In summer 2017, I planned a holiday in Andalusia with my Angela. We wanted to visit Seville, Cadiz, Cordoba, Granada and other beautiful cities. Those who know these cities know that they are torture for wheelchair users with their cobblestones. I got myself a FreeWheel although I knew that it could not be mounted on my folding wheelchair. So I developed a footboard with a friend that was strong enough to hold the FreeWheel.
The Spanish old towns were no longer a hurdle and with the experience of this trip I could develop the footboard so far that this is now ready for the market. Interested wheelchair users in Switzerland, Germany and overseas have encouraged me to produce this now in series. It is now being manufactured in the mechanical workshop of the Dammweg Foundation in Biel, a working and living institution for cognitively impaired people.
Unfortunately, the footboard F1 is no longer produced. Since Switzerland incomprehensibly terminated the negotiations on the framework agreement with the EU and at the same time the agreement on medical products with the EU expired, the footboard can no longer be exported to EU countries. The demand in Switzerland is too small to maintain the production.
Petertools supports the foundation Give children a hand by Michel Fornasier
Michel Fornasier was born with only one hand and now, as the superhero Bionicman, sets out with his prosthesis to "disable" the world together with other affected people, as he says. The One-Hand Lace and the One-Hand Mask won him over the first time he wore them. "Daniel Peter has come up with some great innovations that fit my concept perfectly: They are tools that will help many people to disable themselves! These innovative products mean a piece of independence for me."
A contribution from the sale of petertools One-Hand Lace and One-Hand Lace goes to Michel Fornasier's foundation Give children a hand. "We want to help children with a handicap to move better in life. With our prosthetic hand project, we help young people to have a better life." The prostheses are produced on state-of-the-art 3D printers and give the young wearers unimagined new possibilities."
Arm prosthesis produced in the 3D printer with the function of bicycle steering with brake control
Michel Fornasier alias Bionicman and Daniel Peter