Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wheel+Chair Concept Turns Any Chair Into Wheelchair

The Wheel+Chair concept is very innovative in its simplicity as it is, in layman's terms, a retrofit kit that transforms a standard chair into a fully functional manual wheelchair. By utilizing a standard house chair as the base, the production and transportation costs of this unit are drastically reduced when compared to a basic manual wheelchair. There are still many disabled people in the world who cannot afford a wheelchair, especially in the world’s poorest regions where even the cheapest wheelchair can be very prohibitively expensive. More information and images after the jump.
This is what makes the Wheel+Chair concept such an ingenious design: the user can easily attach these components to an existing chair in their house. By utilizing local materials and resources to reduce production costs, this concept can maintain a low impact on the environment. The compact structure makes transportation and distribution easy especially in remote areas.

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