Adjustable and Portable Wheelchair Scissor LiftBy Hoover, Dennis J.; Mollendorf, Dennis J.; NSF 2007 Engineering Senior Design Projects to Aid Persons With Disabilities, pp. 166-167
Publication Date: 2010
Description of a light, portable wheelchair lift to help wheelchair users get into inaccessible buildings or up large ledges. The lift is operated by a half-inch drill, which enables the device to be used anywhere as long as a drill of this size is on hand. The left has a square shaped frame with sides measuring about four feet long and only four inches high when the ramp is off to one side. There are scissor supports on both sides of the top platform and the bottom platform, where the same ends are fixed. The other ends are on rails that allow the scissor lift to slide around the base, pushing the platform up. The platform is propelled upwards with a scissor-car jack that is placed in the center of the unit. When the hooked bar is placed, this jack can be attached to the half-inch drill. Cost of the project was 30 dollars. The wheelchair lift was designed by a student at the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
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Link to text: http://nsf-pad.bme.uconn.edu/2007/Chapter11,SUNY%20Buffalo.pdf