Instructions on Completing Mock-Up of Spring-Loaded Design for Lift/Lower of Center-Mounted Footrests on Power Wheel Chairs
Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access
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Center-mounted footrests lift to be stowed beneath the seat well, and lower to be deployed. A mechanism for independent operation of footrest stowage and deployment is not included in market power wheel chairs, and PWC users have expressed the need for such a mechanism. My group research at Georgia Tech has aimed to design a solution that permits wheelchair users to independently lift and lower a center-mounted footplate during transferring processes. The mock-up is constructed to showcase the mechanism by which the track slide design works to lift and lower the power wheelchair center-mounted footrest.
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