Professor Stephen Hawking & The MilkyWay

In 1963, shortly after his 21st birthday, Professor Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with ALS, a form of Motor Neurone Disease. In spite of being wheelchair-bound and dependent on a computerised voice system for communication, Stephen continued to combine family life with his research into theoretical physics, in addition to an extensive programme of travel and public lectures.

Enabling him to continue enjoying family life and his passion, Professor Stephen Hawking chose to install the MilkyWay systems for his own benefit, linking bedroom to bathroom with a room-to-room system, allowing him transfer as his needs require. Shortly after the installation, the world renowned Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge also installed a MilkyWay system for the Professor to use in his office when he was theorising.

SystemRoMedic’s association with the stars, planets and solar systems evolved by a ‘Big Bang’ of the rail system, the MilkyWay. The MilkyWay rail system offers endless solutions – each rail system is individually designed to meet the specific requirements of all who use it. The MilkyWay rail systems are simple, safe, innovative products with out of this word benefits for the users and carers; reducing handling time for patient and carers and as result, reducing stress, discomfort and the risk of injury.