The origins of Wizzybug
Young drivers discussing a rights of way issue in the garden.
The original BIME buggy was developed for children with cerebral palsy in the late 80s, early 90s in close partnership with the Children’s Centre at the Royal United Hospital in Bath. Our original aims were to encourage young children to be independently mobile, to experience exploration, develop spatial awareness and encourage social interaction and motivation. The key was to enable an enjoyable experience of mobility.
BIME manufactured and sold on a not for profit basis 125 buggies. In 2003 the moulds used to produce our buggy required a substantial investment to replace them and this presented us with an opportunity to review the BIME buggy. We sent out a postal survey to buggy customers to find out their views including how they felt the buggy could be improved. The responses covered topics such as the seating position, moving and handling issues, switches, general operation and accessories.
This short video clip shows the buggy in action. Mouse over the image to show transport and volume controls for the video.
BIME discontinued the original BIME buggy in 2007, if you own one and need parts or servicing do contact us and we will do our best to help.