With technological advancements making strides in transportation, it comes as no surprise that we’ve made mobility more futuristic than before… not to mention fun! Concept and design of future furnished wheels is progressing to provide wheelchair users with greater functionality and style:
Shape Shifting Wheelchair – This futuristic wheelchair is created to adapt to situations and change the center of gravity. The user can overcome barriers and obstacles easier by placing vertical pressure on the handle bar. This changes the round wheel to an ellipse making daily obstacles almost non-existent for wheelchair users.
Sprightly Wheelchairs – The Lawrence Kwok Nimbl is a pleasing-to-the-eye concept wheelchair design and is constructed with carbon-fiber. It is specially made for home use, is user-friendly, highly adjustable and allows for a smooth ride. This wheelchair will get the user from point A to B in style and comfort. In addition, this wheelchair looks like a valuable piece of furniture and will add to the home décor in many homes.
Mountain Trike – This is truly an all-terrain wheelchair allows you to venture out around town or into the countryside, the beach, down muddy tracks, over grass, or along cobbled streets, gravel driveways and even through snow.
Ergonomic Wheelchairs – Caretakers and hospital staff understand one of the most difficult tasks is transferring a patient from the bed to the wheelchair. The IX Transfer System wheelchair is designed for frequent transfers. The design eliminates the risk of back injuries for caretakers and nurses. The innovative design allows the patient to ride in the wheelchair facing backward while a lifting mechanism lifts the patient and sets them down.
Laddroller – Imagine going from a sitting to a standing position in an instant. Laddroller is a light and solid unit with small turning radius and minimal maintenance needs. It operates easily from any position of the user’s posture and is able to climb curbs and overcome gaps even going forward thanks to its differentiated approach. Laddroller is a patented invention, currently available as a prototype that has gone through 3 years of research and development.
- Info: https://www.laddroller.com/
- Video: https://www.facebook.com/techinsider/videos/882090281989329
For more info on future designs: https://kdsmartchair.com/blogs/news/111482694-19-futuristic-concept-wheelchair-designs
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