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Flexible Wheel Chair | Original Article

Mahantesh Tanodi*, Sateesh Mudalagi, Sujata Huddar, in Journal of Advances in Science and Technology | Science & Technology


Manual wheelchairs are used by people of all ages for a variety of reasons. People may have limited mobility due to poor strength. Endurance or coordination. This may be the result of a specific disability due to the effects of ageing. Furthermore, people may need to use a wheelchair occasionally, temporarily or permanently. This fact sheet discusses some of the important considerations for manual wheelchair selection. A wheelchair must meet the user’s individual needs and environmental conditions, provide postural support, and be safe and durable. The wheelchair must be available and affordable and be maintainable and sustainable in the country of use. This is not always easy, because wheelchair users are a diverse group with different requirements and environmental and socioeconomic conditions. The wheelchair is one of the most commonly used assistive devices for enhancing personal mobility, which is a precondition for enjoying human rights and living in dignity and assists people with disabilities to become more productive members of their communities. For many people, an appropriate, well-designed and well-fitted wheelchair can be the first step towards inclusion and participation in society. When the need is not met, people with disabilities are isolated and do not have access to the same opportunities as others within their own communities. Providing wheelchairs that are fit for the purpose not only enhances mobility but begins a process of opening up a world of education, work and social life. The development of national policies and increased training opportunities in the design, production and supply of wheelchairs are essential next steps. Every human being need to move from one place another to fulfill his requirements and to accomplish that requirements he will travel from one place to another place by walking which is a basic medium of transportation. But it is exceptional in case of physically disables (Persons don’t have both legs). In order to support and help such a person’s we designed a special manually lever operated wheel chair. This wheel chair helps the physically challenged persons to lead their normal life like normal being without the help of any one in their movements from one place to another place and to carry out their work. The wheels are of Special shock absorbing type. This device is designed in such a way that we can use for both indoor and outdoor applications.