Mechanical Design of a Wheelchair with Multi-Posture Characteristics
- 10.2991/eame-17.2017.44How to use a DOI?
- rehabilitation; wheelchair; multi-posture; computer simulation
At present, an electrical wheelchair cannot meet the needs of patients, like paralyzed patients, who spend most of their time on beds. This paper presents a mechanical design of a wheelchair which can transform to a sitting, lying and standing posture. The standing posture can help patients to reach high place and do exercise. The patients can have rest on it when the wheelchair is lying. In addition, we modeled and simulated the mechanical structure to ensure the reasonableness of the design. Vector equation analytical method is used to conduct kinematic analysis to obtain accurate kinematic properties of structural parts throughout the posture change.
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TY - CONF AU - Duojin Wang AU - Hongliu Yu PY - 2017/04 DA - 2017/04 TI - Mechanical Design of a Wheelchair with Multi-Posture Characteristics BT - Proceedings of the 2017 2nd International Conference on Electrical, Automation and Mechanical Engineering (EAME 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 181 EP - 185 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/eame-17.2017.44 DO - 10.2991/eame-17.2017.44 ID - Wang2017/04 ER -