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JRM Vol.14 No.6 pp. 524-530
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2002.p0524
(2002)

Paper:

Development of Stair-climbing Wheelchair

Satoshi Hashino

Tokyo University of Technology, Katakura-machi, 1404-1, Hachioji-shi, 192-0982 Tokyo

Received:
February 28, 2002
Accepted:
August 20, 2002
Published:
December 20, 2002
Keywords:
rawl-type transfer mechanism, powered wheelchair, low noise, lubricant free, stair lift
Abstract

Construction of barrier free society is desired especially for elderly and handicapped who need to use wheelchair in daily life. Stair climbing is the hardest barrier for those people. Supply of stair lift method is contribution to provide joy and satisfaction in life of those people. By using our developed crawl-type mechanism on powered wheelchair, they can easily and effectively climb up and down stairs. These system are composed of two subsystems, a few reformed powered wheelchair, drive guide and traction guide attached to stair wall. Presented system is cost effective compared with other existing methods such as elevators, escalators and conventional stair lifts.

Cite this article as:
Satoshi Hashino, “Development of Stair-climbing Wheelchair,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.14, No.6, pp. 524-530, 2002.
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