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Dynamic Wheelchair Designs

The Adagio+ Has Been Developed for Optimal Adaptable Ergonomics

— February 13, 2015 — Art & Design
The designer of this dynamic wheelchair has sympathy for the fact that its users have little ambulatory abilities. Instead of creating a stiff structure for constant sitting, Akram Ben Amor has come up with a more flexible assembly.

The goal was to make the mechanics of this assistive seat as simple as possible––but perhaps it doesn't look that way. This is just because the equipment is capable of a great range of motion, requiring it to have a great number of hinges, joints and a few knobs and levers to modify its overall arrangement. The owner of this dynamic wheelchair is not bound to sitting straight up all day. The yellow Adagio+ can be reclined, the foot supports can be raised and he can comfortably and conveniently have a nap right where he is.
Trend Themes
1. Flexible Wheelchair Designs - Opportunity for disruptive innovation in developing wheelchairs with adaptable ergonomics to improve user comfort and mobility.
2. Simplified Assistive Seats - Opportunity to create assistive seats with simpler mechanics while maintaining a wide range of motion for users with limited mobility.
3. Customizable Wheelchair Features - Opportunity to design wheelchairs with adjustable foot supports and reclining capabilities to enhance user convenience and comfort.
Industry Implications
1. Mobility Equipment Manufacturing - Disruptive innovation possibilities in the mobility equipment manufacturing industry to develop advanced and adaptable wheelchair designs.
2. Assistive Technology - Opportunity for disruptive innovation in the assistive technology sector to create simplified and customizable solutions for people with limited mobility.
3. Healthcare and Rehabilitation - Potential for disruptive innovation in the healthcare and rehabilitation industry to improve wheelchair designs and enhance user experience.
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