Monday, January 28, 2013

Smart Chair Is Beautiful, Lightweight, & Stable

Smart Chair, designed through the combined efforts of Kim Jhi Yong, Park Chul Wung, Eom Gi Chen, Jung Jin Seok, Prof. Kim Young Yun, Oh Jung Min, and Chung Sae Ha, was created in an effort to combine beauty and the latest technological innovations without compromising the safety of the user.  The designers chose to take a minimalist approach to the design of this chair resulting in a very simple yet elegantly designed front wheel drive powerchair.  More information and image after the jump.

The chair is constructed with a magnesium frame and it allows the powerchair to be light in weight while still remaining extremely strong.  The entire seat and base structure of the chair can be disassembled so that, thanks to its light weight, it can be picked up and loaded into a car or even carried by hand.

Utilizing a User-centered design approach and universal design allows the user to drive Smart Chair easily. Its front wheel drive configuration can be maneuvered in tight spaces and the wheelbase of the chair can be extended outwards on an extension bar as the speed of the powerchair increases to improve stability. The chair is even equipped with headlights and taillights to provide visibility during the night.

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