Ground Mobility Device
About the Project
An international collaborative project was initiated to design and manufacture a mobility device for people with disabilities who have difficulties walking indoors and outdoors close to their home.
The two primary participants were the International Centre for the Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation (CIDA funded), Canada, and the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India.
Why a ground mobility device?
A ground mobility device provides an alternative way for a disabled person to move inside and close to home. Because the seat is close to the ground it eliminates the need to change the environment to a wheelchair height. This design will help the person to:
Who can use this device?
People who have difficulties walking:
Where to use this device?
How to use this device?
To use the device on her own the person must be able to:
The person must learn how to:
Making the device
Parts of the Device
Options for Pushing
Design with jute or plastic weaving and one castor wheel.
For further information on any aspect of this project, or to give suggestions, please contact:
For full details see: Production and distribution of assistive devices for people with disabilities
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