Design of multipurpose wheelchair operated by six-bar linkage
Rudra Ramu, Rudra Lakshman
Multipurpose wheelchair, Wheel Chair, six-bar linkage, worm and pinion gears.
The elder people or the patients who were hospitalized or physically challenged suffers problems while they interchange from wheelchair to stretcher or bed or vice-versa. Not only the person who is in the chair suffers. But the attendee or nurse who is taking care of them also suffers problems. Many different solutions are proposed to avoid such sufferings. The multipurpose wheelchair is one of the solutions. Though there are many multipurpose wheelchairs, there are some difficulties with them. Most often, the difficulty is in operating the multipurpose wheelchair. So, to make the operation condition of multipurpose wheelchair easy, the mechanism is being used in this design of multipurpose wheelchair. Six-bar linkage is used in this design. This six-bar linkage makes the operation of converting the wheelchair into a stretcher or bed very easy. This design can be operated manually so no external power source is required for the operation of converting wheelchair to stretcher or bed. This makes the fabrication of this design less expensive.
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Unique Paper ID: 152309

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2

Page(s): 846 - 850
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