Pressure-Sensing Wheels Improve Mobility

 - Sep 19, 2008   Updated: Jun 16 2011
References: tuvie
Wheelchairs are survival for those who need them, but innovation often comes slowly. This wheelchair concept is made of plastic and adapts to the situation to change the center of gravity.

Vertical pressure on the handle bar changes the round wheel to an ellipse in order to traverse steps and barriers easier. It’s a pretty awesome looking device with some very practical reasons to come to market.

Implications - As manufacturing and industrial design become more technologically advanced, designers are able to create more sensible product-facing creations such as these shape-shifting wheelchairs. Such advancements allow the disabled more independence and the ability to maneuver in today's able-bodied world just as well as anyone else.