Multi Desire Wheelchair
Project Description :

The first ever world report on disability, produced jointly by world health organization(who) and the world bank in year 2011, suggests that more than a billion people in the world today experience disability. about 15% of the world's population lives with some form of disability, of whom 2-4% experience significant difficulties in functioning. india has some 40 to 80 million persons with disability. mobility is important for the cognitive and psychosocial development of children. almost one third of children with cerebral palsy (cp) are non-ambulant. wheelchairs can provide independent mobility, allowing them to explore their environment. independent mobility is vital for activity and participation and reduces the dependence on caregivers. power wheelchairs prevent falls and keep people with disabilities safe and independent. multi desire wheelchair is a product that in addendum to self driving also provides the feature of elevation. it is basically a wheelchair that moves with the help of battery driving motors. it can be driven in three ways. the first way is through joy-stick, which is almost convenient for all of them who are disabled through lower limbs. alternative and effective methods for controlling powered wheelchairs are important to individuals with tetraplegia and similar impairments whom are unable to use the standard joystick. so the solution for such people is driving the wheelchair through tongue based, which is possible for all those who are disabled through their both limbs. even people with high level spinal cord injury can self-drive the wheelchair because tongue is directly connected to brain by a cranial nerve that generally escapes damage in severe spinal cord injuries or neuromuscular diseases. the third way of driving the wheelchair is through the pressure sensors that are attached to the head rest. apart from driving an another functionality in the wheelchair is to elevate itself to a convenient height. certain daily activities or requirement stuffs may remain incomplete because height may be a barrier. to accomplish such tasks the wheelchair has been given with the accessibility to elevate itself.

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Project Details :
  • Innovator : Pratik Gandhi , Chintak Dholakia
  • Team Members : Sumit Shatwara, Bhargav Desai, Priyesh Rajnikant, Vanraj Kamliya
  • Guide Name : Prof. B H.Parmar
  • College : L.D.College Of Engineering
  • University : Gujarat Technological University
  • Submission Year : 2012
  • Category : Electrical, Instrumentation & Related Fields
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