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Computer aided design of a multipurpose wheelchair for rural areas of Assam

Manash Bhuyan, Rejaur Rahman, SK Deb, Hemanta Doloi, Atul Bora (ed.), Sally Donovan (ed.)

University of Melbourne | Published : 2018


In rural areas of Assam, individuals face many barriers to accessing services of healthcare facilities which create problems in their normal life. To overcome transportation barrier a design of multipurpose wheelchair is being proposed. The basic problem of manual wheelchair is architectural barriers on its way. To increase the flexibility of the wheelchair many research have been done. In this study, a wheelchair concept has been developed which can overcome the architectural barriers of a wheelchair as well as transportation barrier of rural individuals to a considerable extent. The proposed conceptual design of multipurpose wheelchair will act as a stretcher whenever any uneven surface co..

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