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Design of Multi-Utility Personal Mobility Vehicle for People with Disability

Ravikiran S, Chetan Byrappa


Many people with motor disabilities have difficulty in going to the outside world. Either they should be taken in a car or in a powered wheel chair. But the powered wheelchairs are sometimes too heavy and cannot be carried in a trunk of the car. Apart from this, the powered wheelchairs are too costly and the middle class person can’t afford to travel in such a wheelchair. Taking into all these matters into consideration, the best possible way a disabled person can roam outside freely is by using mobility scooters. Mobility scooters help the disabled persons to travel from one place to another freely without anyone’s help. They are easy to operate and less costly compared to the powered wheelchairs. The main aim of this project is to design a multi-utility personal mobility scooter for people with motor disability. The multi-utility in the context refers to a mobility scooter whichcan be used both indoors and outdoors. In the outside world this would operate normally as the other mobility scooters do and when it comes to indoors the mobility scooter would be used as a wheelchair.

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