Design of a state-of-the-art wheelchair
Tutor / director / evaluatorVallez Vidal, Raquel; Perera Duran, Ernest; López Membrilla, Dolores; Villasevil Marco, Francisco Javier; Vigara i Campmany, Julio E. (Julio Enrique); Perera Duran, Ernest
Document typeMaster thesis (pre-Bologna period)
Rights accessOpen Access
State-of-the-art wheelchair. There are some people for whom transportation from place to place is much harder than for the others – disabled people have to put much more effort in moving than anyone else. Also nowadays the level of communication and socialization strongly depends on how fast and effectively we are able to travel. The main aim of our project is to deliver a design of an innovative wheelchair that will facilitate disabled people in moving. Nevertheless the team had to also take in to account that the wheelchair as a product should be competitive on the market and attractive to potential consumers. In order to design such a wheelchair we decided to make a survey to find information about what the expectations of our target group are. After the analysis of the survey results and intensive market research we were able to choose from many interesting options the best one which meets the needs of users and is also attractive from an economical point of view. The result is the design of an innovative wheelchair in the Solid Works program. The new wheelchair has features that will make users not susceptible to weather conditions and will also increase their mobility in the urban terrain. It will bring a new quality onto the wheelchair market and will make disabled people more mobile than ever.
PFC del programa Erasmus EPSTreball desenvolupat dins el marc del programa 'European Project Semester'.