Folding 3-wheeled wheelchair
The team that developed this project designed a folding system for 3-wheeled wheelchairs built in Africa. Enabling the chair to fold greatly increases how easily it can be transported on a bus or in the trunk of a taxi. The key of the team's design is a novel joint/coupling that uses stacked angle iron to exactly constrain the front wheel to the frame. This design can be retrofitted onto any existing African-made 3-wheelers.
If you would like to see the dedicated site for this project, made by Tish Scolnik, click here. Be sure to also check out the mobile phone small business chair Tish helped design.
Partner workshops: APDK, KCMC Wheelchair Workshop