Introducing Asymmetry to Wheelchair Design
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This paper reports the use of asymmetry in designing the chassis of a power wheelchair. The innovative design uses and tests two kinds of power wheels and a new suspension structure. This design carefully considers features which satisfying the special needs of the aging population. Basic electromechanical models and stress analysis of the key parts of the new features have been performed. Prototypes were fabricated in the shop. Performance analysis will be done, and a comparison test to current wheelchair technology completed, when the fully manufactured wheelchair is available.
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