Papaw, or papaya, grows in tropical countries and is available in supermarkets all year round.
The papaw tree is one of the wonders of nature - it can grow from seed to a 20ft fruit-bearing tree in less than 18 months.
Papaw can be cubed, pureed, juiced and frozen and is best eaten just before the very soft ripening stage.
Ripe papaw can be eaten straight away or stored in the fridge for up to a week.
Try papaw flesh in a fruit salad with a mixture of other tropical fruits like mango and passion fruit - add a squeeze of fresh lime juice to enhance the flavour.
Abbreviations: AFO = ankle-foot orthosis; AT = assistive technology; ATP = AT professional; FES = functional electrical stimulation; HFAO = hip flexion assist orthosis; LOE = level of evidence; MAT = mobility AT; MS = multiple sclerosis; PAPAW
= power-assist pushrim-activated wheelchair; PHAATE = Policy, Human, Activity, Assistance, Technology, and Environment (model); QOL = quality of life; RET = rehabilitation engineering technologist; SCI = spinal cord injury.
In Phase II, wheelchair users will evaluate the PAPAW
over an activities-of-daily-living (ADL) course to determine its usability and acceptability.
Abbreviations: CG = center of gravity, CR = customer requirement, DC = direct current, DR = design requirement, EPW = electric-powered wheelchair, HOQ = house of quality, ISO = International Organization for Standardization, LED = light-emitting diode, MW = manual wheelchair, PAPAW
= pushrim-activated power-assist wheelchair, QFD = quality function deployment, rpm = revolutions per minute.