The Slide Wheelchair Facilitates an Independent Approach by its Front

 - Dec 11, 2013
Think about the conventional wheelchair -- in many ways, it is not as user-friendly as it could be. The Slide Wheelchair is a clever design that tackles one of the trickiest parts of using it that concerns actually sitting down and getting out again.

Winner of a 2013 Red Dot Design Award, this concept proposes a backwards approach that's certainly worth considering. Modeled similarly to a walker, the contraption devotes a great deal of its support structure to the front, inviting the sitter to lean forwards instead. The idea is that you can pull the Slide Wheelchair towards you and slip into it easily, without the assistance of another. A sloped seat that extends beneath the thighs fosters a more active and powerful posture that will appeal to younger persons with physical disabilities.