The Ford 'eChair' concept comes in the form of electric wheelchairs that seek to enhance accessibility for disabled people for when they are driving or passengers in a car.
People who rely on wheelchairs for transport understand that they can be cumbersome in some circumstances, particularly because the man-made world was not designed to suit the functional needs of people with mobility issues. The concept behind the eChair allows users to attach and load it to the trunks of their car, with an accompanying app aiding this process. These electric wheelchairs could be game-changing for individuals with mobility issues – as well as any family members, nurses or friends who assist them.
The eChair concept proves that technology has the capacity to improve accessibility for those who require it, and the hope is that a stronger push towards these types of innovations will arise.