solarpunk-aesthetic:

Solar Wheelchair

Ataur Rahman, Sheri Jahan Chowdhury and Jaber Al Rashid – Bangladeshi designers of a prototype solar powered handcycle for the physically disabled. They work at the Control and Applications Research Centre at BRAC University in Bangladesh.

The chair is designed to give disabled people improved mobility, intended to be easier to manoeuvre than other types of chair. It’s operated by turning the handles to move forwards or backwards, and an electric motor makes turning the handles nearly effortless. 

It’s hoped that this will improve the quality of life for disabled people, both in urban and rural areas.

Sakib et al (2016)

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