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Among the designers and engineers is widely believed that reinventing the wheel – it is a pointless and thankless task. However, not everyone thinks that way! Among the dissenters – designer Duncan Fitzsimmons, whose innovative approach to the wheel, it may be, if not a revolution, it is a breakthrough in the industry for sure.
Fitzsimmons invented wheel wheelchair Morph, by simple manipulation hands folded to nearly half its original size. This can give more freedom and mobility almost 65 million people around the globe who, for various reasons, use a wheelchair.
Typically, the size of the wheels in such vehicles, defines a set of capabilities and geography move “Barrier”. Ability to transform the wheel of large to small, allows you to use all the advantages of large-wheelchairs, while remaining comfortable and mobile vehicle.
Способность колеса трансформироваться из большого в малое позволяет использовать все преимущества большеразмерных кресел-каталок
According to the creator of the “emerging” wheels, its main advantage is that it can take up small space, giving its users more freedom when choosing a vehicle to move over long distances: car, train or plane.
Founder of the charitable organization «Motivation» David Constantine said that from his point of view, the Morph wheel can be useful for people with limited mobility in both developed and developing countries.
“I can imagine many of its applications,” said Constantine, “in more developed countries – this car racks, lockers in the aircraft and any other small space, you can put more compact chair.”
“In the case of developing countries, where people often live in the same room with her entire family, and they would like to have an inexpensive folding chair that would not hurt their family members in those moments when you can do without it.”
Morph Wheel received numerous awards worldwide, including the prize in the category “Transport” from the London Design Museum in 2013 and was awarded “Best New Product 2013” from Popular Science in the category “Health”.
Based on materials from CNN.c
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