Transportation remains to be a process for individuals with disabilities in India. There are lots of locations the place individuals with disabilities can not go with out help. Touring turns into a problem as most of them require the assistance of one other individual. For people who find themselves in wheelchairs, it turns into a bit extra intimidating as they’ve to hold the wheelchair with them always. Many taxi drivers could not even enable an individual in a wheelchair to get into the cab. To resolve this drawback, IIT Madras has developed a wheelchair that may be transformed into a motorcycle and can be utilized on the highway. This video reveals how the entire arrange works.
The video has been uploaded by FZ ROVER on his youtube channel. On this video the vlogger talks to Nishan who has been utilizing a wheelchair scooter arrange for the final 9 months. Working as a discipline gross sales government, Nishan had met with an accident about 4 years in the past and had injured his spinal wire and suffered a number of fractures in his leg. He’s at the moment dwelling in Trivandrum and is utilizing a motorized wheel chair. Mark mentions that the wheelchair scooter provides him extra freedom and he can transfer round freely like anybody else.
There are two elements to a motorized wheelchair. One is the wheelchair and the opposite half is the deal with bar with accelerator, battery pack, motor and different options. When Mark is at house, he makes use of a wheelchair identical to another disabled individual, however issues change when he has to go exterior. He can merely connect his wheelchair to the deal with half and simply journey it round like a scooter or a trike. To attach the wheelchair to the motorized half, the mark merely aligns the wheelchair to the entrance of the opposite half. Some have clamps that match snugly to the wheelchair and carry up the smaller wheels on the entrance of the wheelchair.
As soon as the wheelchair is on the clamp, extra locks are positioned to make sure that the wheelchair doesn’t fall or die whereas driving down the road. After changing the wheelchair right into a scooter, he can unlock the brakes on the wheelchair and switch the important thing. It makes use of a hub motor to maneuver the scooter round. There is a removable battery within the entrance that may be recharged. The handlebar will get bar-end lights and ORVMs to observe the visitors. There’s a digital instrument cluster that may present pace, journey meter and odometer. Nishan has coated a distance of round 4,400 kms on this scooter.
There are a number of driving modes that management the pace. The utmost pace of this scooter is 25 kmph and for this it doesn’t require a driving license. Nishan will be heard saying that he has coated a most distance of 30 km on this scooter and that too when he went to Ernakulam. He took the scooter with him within the practice and bought down on the station and easily boarded the scooter. A wheelchair is a customized constructed unit in order that it matches the consumer’s physique completely. The whole price of this motorized wheelchair arrange is Rs 1 lakh and it comes with one 12 months guarantee.