For many years designers are playing around with lots of completely different engineering tricks to present climbing wheelchair. we have seen several innovative styles, from the nifty Chiba wheelchair that utilizes a clever leg-like four-wheeled system to navigate steps, to the B-Free Chair that uses articulated tank like pedrails to traverse staircases.
A team in Zurich has been functioning on a clever standard system that comes with the best of both worlds. the original prototype launched in 2015 was labeled the Scalevo. It used 2 big wheels with a Segway styled balancing system to navigate flat ground, and dropped a collection of rubber tracks when navigating stairs.
The second-generation of the look, dubbed the Scewo, shows a more refined wheelchair because the team moves towards a commercially out there product. The Scewo is certainly be sleekest looking stair-climbing chair we have come across. The Scewo switches to stair Mode at the push of a button, lowering a set of grippe rubber tracks that the designers say will swiftly transport the user up or down most staircases.
The climbing wheelchair also incorporates an Elevated Mode, that raises the chair to supply eye-to-eye communication or access to higher objects. The climbing tracks also can be down to increase traction when navigating slippery surfaces like snow or loose gravel.
Unfortunately the climbing wheelchair is still a year or 2 faraway from reaching the market. The team behind the look – a group of Masters students based in city – is presently raising funds to refine the development of the next prototype and aim to have a commercial version of the wheelchair able to glide by the end of 2018.