Freedom Wheelchair.

The first prototype of the concept wheelchair was launched in November 2007 at the University of Western Sydney.

This chair which was designed in-house and made in Australia, was assisted by a Sustainable Regions Innovation grant and took over 3 years to complete.

The chair is designed for active paraplegics and is intended to reduce barriers to travel and independence. The chair's unique axel-less design allows the user's everyday chair to be quickly converted to a commode for use over a toilet or in a shower.

The chair easily folds down to become smaller and lighter than others currently on the market, while maintaining a high level of features and adjustability.

The use of Nanotechnology throughout the chair has led to a keen national and international following of this project's success.

With function and manufacturability as primary concerns, this project is a good example of how Lu Papi & Associates can take a product from concept to realisation.

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Freedom Wheelchair - Commode / Street / Shower.

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News:
LP&A wins 4 Engineering Excellence Awards for its design of the Freedom Wheelchair. View Pr
ess Release

Freedom Wheelchair was displayed at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney in 2009.

 

 

 

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