Conceptual disability design
Device to overcome height-constraining disabilities
Many full-grown adults are constrained to a sitting position or have limited vertical reach, including paraplegics (people with paralyzed legs), the elderly, stroke victims, people recovering from leg or back injuries, people who have muscle or nerve disabling disorders, or little people. Limited vertical height can make many day-to-day tasks (such as reaching an overhead cabinet or changing a light bulb) a significant challenge. Your task is to design devices that would help people to overcome these height-constraining disabilities.
This is purely a conceptual design project, I do not have to make this!
I have been playing around recently with the concept of a wheelchair that can allow a user to fully access objects at all heights. I want them to be able to lie, sit and stand using this machine.
I have figured out how many hydraulic rams I need to make it dynamic enough regarding functionality, but need to find different materials that are very dynamic also. I am having no luck online and was wondering if anyone knew of anything suitable.