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Intelligent and Powered Wheel Chair

Type:  Equipment
IPR Status:  Design
Secured In:  India
Application/uses: 

It is a differentially driven model where two of the central wheels are used for power and rear wheels have active suspension mounted casters. The design provides enhanced mobility and stability and capability to turn full 360 degrees in any narrow corridor. It can also go up slant pavements, maintaining stability. It offers high degree of maneuverability to navigate smoothly on ups and downs. Its light weight components (main body and seating) decreases the overall weight without compromising on safety.

Socio-economic Impact: The market value of the Powered Wheel Chair is ranging between Rs. 1,00,000/- to Rs. 3,00,000/- as per the online brochures. The envisaged cost of the developed technology/product of CSIR-CMERI is approximately Rs 45,000/- to 50,000/-.  Simultaneously the system has immense societal value for the physically challenged people, health centres, old age population for mobility and rehabilitation purpose.

Salient Technical Competing Features: 
  • Differentially steered, six wheel configuration
  • Fully electronic soft touch control
  • LH/RH interchangeable Joystick based command
  • Infrared based safety warning
  • Safety belt
  • On board charging facility
  • Active suspension on rear wheels
  • Collapsible and foldable foot rest
  • Interchangeable seating
  • Endurance (8-10 hrs for intermittent running)

Specifications:

Weight capacity:                  Up to 150 kg
Maximum Speed:                Up to 7 mph
Ground Clearance:              More t han 3”
Turning Radius:                   2 feet
Overall L X W:                     42” x 26”
Drive train:                           2-P.M.D.C. Hub Motor, Mid wheel drive
Braking system:                   Intelligent braking (electronic, regenerative disc brakes)
Battery:                                12 volt * 2, Sealed lead acid
Mid Wheel:                           300 mm (O.D.)
Caster Wheel:                      150 mm x 25 mm


Last updated : 2 Feb, 2018