Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, INNODOCT 2019

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Design of an add-on device for transform a standard wheelchair on an affordable and motorized
Benedikt Prusas, Karim Mansoor, Lorenz Engelhardt, Saku Pirtilä, Bas Walgers, Louisa Lukoschek, Beatriz Defez García, Ismael Lengua, Guillermo Peris-Fajarnés

Last modified: 10-04-2020


In the following article a design to adapt a low-cost power unit to a conventional wheelchair is presented. The adaptation is carried out looking for a simple, low cost solution that does not involve any modification or structural alteration of the wheelchair itself. In this work we present a proposal of a mechanical adaptation that will allow connecting a self-balancing scooter to a wheelchair and be controlled by the user as well as by another person. So that the pushing effort is eliminated.


motorized wheelchair, electric powered, self-balancing scooter, mobility

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