• Hands-on Braking for Manual Wheelchairs 

      Jowers, Jonathan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009)
      Slowing down and maintaining control of a wheelchair can be difficult for some users, especially those with poor hand strength and/or sensation. Ramps and slopes present a significant barrier to independent and safe mobility. ...
    • Independently Operated Footrests: Design Concepts 

      Holland, Kimberly; Han, Randy; Wells, Taylor; Bell, Katherine (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009)
      Mid-drive power wheel chairs (PWC) have become more popular in recent years. However, due to the placement of the front casters, the traditional side-mounted footrests have been replaced by a single center-mounted footrest. ...
    • Independently Operated Footrests: Redesigns 

      Atwood, Jason (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009)
      Redesign statement. The Track Slide and Spring-Loaded designs presented several limitations in range of motion and robustness, respectively. As such, a redesign was conducted by Jason Atwood, research technician at CATEA, ...
    • Kangan Roo Project 

      Johanson, Colin; Jowers, Jonathan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
      The ‘Kangan Roo’ is an innovative electric wheelchair design that can automatically contract and extend its wheelbase while in use. By lengthening the wheelbase it becomes a sturdy outdoor electric wheelchair that can ride ...
    • The Offset Pivot Wheelchair 

      Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access; Georgia Institute of Technology. Rehabilitation Engineering and Applied Research Lab (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010)
      This design utilizes a forward offset drive wheel to shorten the overall length of the chair, bring the handrim forward facilitating a better propultion stroke and position the drive wheels closer to the center of mass ...