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A proof-of-concept prototype wheelchair with legs for people with motor disabilities is proposed, with the objective of demonstrating the feasibility of a completely new approach to mobility. Our prototype system consists of a chair equipped with wheels and legs, and is capable of traversing uneven terrain and circumventing obstacles. The important design considerations, the system design and analysis, and an experimental prototype of a chair are discussed. The results from the analysis and experimentation show the feasibility of the proposed concept and its advantages.
Wellman, Parris; Krovi, Venkat; Kumar, Vijay; and Harwin, William, "Design of a Wheelchair with Legs for People with Motor Disabilities" (1995). Departmental Papers (MEAM). 245.
Date Posted: 05 October 2010
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