Driving mechanism for manual wheelchairs | 2005

PROJECT BRIEF

When: 2004-2005 (finalized)

What: Development of new wheelchair components to increase ease of manual power for transportation. Confidential from 20050809 – 20100809!

The report treats the construction of a lever-driven system for manual wheelchairs. The system contains drive, brake, gears and other details. The work has been carried out in commission by Peter Almstedt at AddMobility with the purpose to develop a product witch makes the manual wheelchair easier to manoeuvre and reduces the physical effort for the wheelchair user.

The work has been carried out according to a certain product development process witch can be divided into five phases; gather information, product description, concept design, detail design and discussion.

During this process, a construction for the system was developed. The work was mainly performed through concept generation and computer aided design using the computer program IDEAS. Most of the work has been theoretical with some segments of practical construction

Who: Master thesis student Tomas Almbo at Luleå University of Technology together with AddMobility.

Documentation:

Links: http://epubl.ltu.se/1402-1617/2005/251/index-en.html