Stair Climbing Powered Wheelchair
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CARRIER WHEELCHAIR -------- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To develop a prototype robotic wheelchair which allows individuals with mobility disabilities and wheelchair users greater independence and the capacity to traverse any terrain and situation. Developed as semester project at the University of Applied Arts in the Studio Industrial Design 2 Esslinger (www.creativednaaustria.com). The CARRIER wheelchair’s frame is specifically shaped to maneuver over a commode and adapted with a “trap door” allowing the user t...[More Information]
-------- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a robotic wheelchair that can climb over steps for individuals with mobility or lower extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. A group of researchers from Chiba Institute of Technology led by Shuro Nakajima have designed a robot wheelchair that is capable of climbing over steps. The robot wheelchair has four-wheel drive and five axes to overcome a previously insurmountable obstacle for regular wheelchair users. The user navigate...[More Information]
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