Friday, July 06, 2007

Wheelchair for the 21st Century

A better wheelchair designed by Polish students Michal Piersa, Milosz Jamrozy, Igor Modelski, Bogusz Radziemski, Rafal Krzysiak and Kamil Ruszczyk, from the Politechnika Warszawska, Poland.

They were awarded the grand prize for their 21st century design.

This wheelchair for the 21st century was designed as an entry for a contest organized by Technische Universiteit Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The wheelchair is designed to be driven by muscular force. Thanks to the employment of a gyroscope, mounted underneath the seat, the wheelchair can remain vertical while only using two wheels. The wheelchair has a set of gearings mounted on both 26" diameter wheels. The frame consists of two flat springs that are connected to a hard gyroscope box and through a liner guide to the seat's hard frame. The seat is connected to the liner guide by a set of clips.

Autodesk Inventor Student Design Contest

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