The Mobility Design Challenge is beginning to take shape. I'm using the Mobility Design Challenge as a vehicle to help people with mobility impairments while increasing my own engineering, fabrication and design skills.
The eventual goal of the Mobility Design Challenge is to involve teams of interested people in annual challenges. The Annual Mobility Design Challenges will be used as a tool to generate new ideas and design solutions for those with mobility impairments.
Current Challenge: Wheelchair Climb
The purpose of the Wheel Chair Climb Challenge
is to make it easier for manual wheelchair users to climb inclines. Currently, a wheelchair user loses significant momentum after each push of the wheel while going uphill.