asics gel tech schoolbag helps brave lad

Posted by asicstrainers - August 14, 2015

tech schoolbag helps brave lad overcome lung disease

LENNY YULE, 11, was born with a rare lung condition which means he needs to breathe oxygen from a tube connected to a tank but a design company heard about his plight and gave an intern the project of designing a solution.

LENNY YULE, 11, was born with a rare lung condition which means he needs to breathe oxygen from a tube connected to a tank but a design company heard about his plight and gave an intern the project of designing a solution.

LENNY YULE, 11, was born with a rare lung condition which means he needs to breathe oxygen from a tube connected to a tank but a design company heard about his plight and gave an intern the project of designing a solution.

LENNY YULE, 11, was born with a rare lung condition which means he needs to breathe oxygen from a tube conne asics gel cted to a tank but a design company heard about his plight and gave an intern the project of designing a solution.

AS schoolboy Lenny Yule heads off to class, he’s just like his friends with a bag on his back.

But Lenny’s backpack doesn’t just contain pencils and books he’s got a special bag clipped on to his schoolbag to carry his life saving oxygen tank.

Lenny, 11, from Linwood, Renfrewshire, was born with a rare lung condition, which means oxygen has problems passing into his bloodstream. He needs to breathe oxygen from a tube connected to a tank almost 24 hours a day.

Fewer than a dozen kids in the UK have this rare form of interstitial lung disease (ILD) with no known cause.

He used to have to pull his oxygen tank around on a trolley, and then moved to carrying it in a bag. But the bag was too big for the tank and when he tried to run around it would bounce off his back.

Glasgow product design company 4c Design heard about his plight and gave an intern from Glasgow School of Art the project of designing a solution.

And thanks to technology, using an Xbox body scanner to work out the dimensions as well as drawing round him and taking photos, student Hannah Jenkins came up with a prototype then refined it into the perfect bag.

The bag has made such a difference to Lenny’s ability to get aro asics gel und, that he even took part in a sponsored walk up Ben Lomond in August to raise funds for the ChILD Foundation, which supports kids with this rare form of lung disease and now he wants to climb Ben Nevis.

Lenny shows off his new backpack

His mum Edel, 39, an administrator for an ecologist, said: “When Lenny was diagnosed we weren’t sure about what he’d be able to do. Even just getting to go to school was pretty amazing. But now to think he’s 11 and has climbed a Munro when many adults would think that’s too much hard work. I hope that he will inspire other children with health problems and show them what’s possible with determination.”

Lenny is delighted that he’s able to be more active, thanks to the specially designed backpack.

Designer Hannah, 21, from Aberdeen, is living in Glasgow while she studies for a Masters in product design engineering at the Glasgow School of Art.

Edel said: “Hannah looked at a backpack and water bottle with drinking tube, which is used by hill walkers and then spoke to Lenny about how he would like his bag with an oxygen tube leading to his tank.”

Lenny is also a fan of artist Banksy, so Hannah incorpo asics gel rated some graffiti style into the design.

It’s not known what caused Lenny’s health problems but making it easier tocarry his oxygen has made a big impact his life.

Le asics gel nny on his first day at school

“It makes a big difference,” said Edel. “He’s much happier now. He’s into scooters and running around a lot so the bag is ideal. It’s designed so it can be attached to his school bag.”

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