Innovative Wheelchair Design

Duncan Fitzsimons has designed an incredibly innovative wheelchair which greatly enhances it’s portability.  In a previous line of work my main clients were in various types of wheelchairs and moving them in and out of vehicles was a logistical nightmare.  Each wheel would have to come off and then all the pieces put into the trunk like a game of tetris.  The biggest issue of course was the large wheels which not only took up a lot of space, but were often dirty from the winter roads.

 

Here we have a new design where the wheel collapses, and apparently is the same weight as a solid wheel.  I’d be curious to know what type of tire is on the chair?  I would assume an inflatable one would not work so maybe it is a solid rubber compound?

 

via Guardian

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