Design and Fabrication of Ramp Attachment for Wheelchair

Arish Ibrahim
2017 International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications  
The manual wheel chairs are widely used because of its availability and economic factors even if it faces the limitation of accessing curbs and stairs. Some of the advanced electronic wheelchairs having the climbing feature but those wheelchairs are not affordable to common people and not suitable for daily usage in rough terrains. This paper proposing a ramp attachment design that makes the normal wheelchair to climb the curbs on the streets and accessing the buildings without ramp facility.
more » ... ut ramp facility. The design concept doesn't make any modifications in the basic design of wheelchair as it involves just an attachment of ramp and sliding mechanism. The proposed design can also applicable to shopping carts or any other people transferring devices for meeting the specific needs.
doi:10.9790/9622-0707054648 fatcat:go5o7zywbjevnp27mqyyh42wji