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Technologies that increase the efficiency of manual wheelchairs

Description: Each wheelchair should be adapted to the individual needs of the user, which are defined by the degree of his disability and lifestyle. Proper adjustment of the wheelchair to the individual needs of the user provides the disabled with the possibility of social integration. According to surveys, people with disabilities want to use wheelchairs not only in everyday life, but also for recreation, e.g. when traveling to non-urbanized places. The operation of a wheelchair in such conditions requires the drive system to generate a driving force that compensates for the increased values of the resistance to motion.

Advantages of the "Modification kit for a hybrid electric-manual wheelchair drive system": * The possibility of manually driving the trolley with strings * The ability to drive the trolley using only the electric drive * The possibility of manual and electric wheelchair drive at the same time * Deactivation of the electric controller during movement deceleration using the brake lever * The ability to control the battery charge level (acceleration potentiometer with indicator battery charging lever, LCD screen, smartphone) * Ability to monitor operating parameters and configure unit characteristics drive (LCD screen, smartphone) * Backward movement mode * Electrical drive safety switch. Advantages of the "Module for universal lever brake of wheelchair wheel construction": * simple design * adaptation to most lever brakes * low production costs * use in all types of manual wheelchairs

Organisation: Poznan University of Technology

Innovator(s): Bartosz Wieczorek, Łukasz Warguła, Mateusz Marek Kukla, Jan Górecki, Dominik Wilczyński, Dominik Wojtkowiak, Konrad Jan Waluś, Piotr Krawiec, Dominik Rybarczyk, Arkadiusz Kubacki, Bogdan Branowski, Przemysław Kurczewski, Dariusz Torzyński, Marek Zabłocki, Maciej Berdychowski, Marcin Giedrowicz

Category: Healthcare/Fitness

Country: Poland

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