FLEXNIMB Flexible and Nimble Wheelchair by GAO SHIFENG ,CHEN XIUQING ,FU ZINUO.

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
FLEXNIMB

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Flexible and Nimble Wheelchair

INSPIRATION:
After an investigation found that the elderly wheelchair in the domestic market has a superb collection of beautiful things, "young people" wheelchair. Because of the traffic accident, pathology and other reasons, in addition to the elderly and many people of different ages need to use a wheelchair.Second, Most of the Lower extremity disability legs have different lengths, They need to install something in the foot Section increases for balanced level,This is a not reasonable.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The backrest is inspired by the wings, not only improved the existing semi closed seat airtight bring diseases and discomfort; also can be folded to reduce the volume, convenient to carry. The foot pedal is provided with a telescopic device, and the utility model can satisfy the users with different length legs. Luminous device on wheels greatly increase the safety of persons with disabilities to travel at night.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Don not change the habit of operation for the disabled wheelchairs, but increased more comfortable seats and push ring. Also added humanized design in the foot part.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in otc 2016 and finished in feb 2017 in china.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
materials: seat part used in leather; body truss rod used in carbon fibre;There are some plastic, nylon rope, rubber, luminous materials, etc.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
540mm x 820mm x (815mm-865mm)

TAGS:
modern stylish, ergonomics, wheelchair design, wings, fashion

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
For the disabled, the wheelchair plays an important role in the life, choose a suitable for their wheelchairs are very important. Currently on the market of full of beautiful things in the old man confined to a wheelchair, but a rare "young people's wheelchair". Persons with disability are a weak group in whole society, they need more care than the average person to understand and help make them more confident. Design with "young people's wheelchair" as the breakthrough point, Through market research and in-depth interviews with users, that improved their use of defects and increased user expectations for product design. Maximize Satisfy the dual functional and emotional needs.

CHALLENGE:
I think it should be market research, I spent more than a month to a great deal of research and analysis on it, including study on existing products, and use population survey. I don't even play badminton for a month with local persons with disabilities, so that can better communicate with them, and know they really need.

ADDED DATE:
2017-02-13 05:58:10

TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
designers:Gao shifeng; , Chen xiuqing; and Fu zinuo

IMAGE CREDITS:
Photographer: shifeng Gao.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
flexnimb

PROFILE:
After an investigation found that the elderly wheelchair in the domestic market has a superb collection of beautiful things, "young people" wheelchair. Because of the traffic accident, pathology and other reasons, in addition to the elderly and many people of different ages need to use a wheelchair.Second, Most of the Lower extremity disability legs have different lengths, They need to install something in the foot Section increases for balanced level.This is a starting point.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Flexnimb Flexible and Nimble Wheelchair by Gao Shifeng, Chen Xiuqing, Fu Zinuo is a Nominee in Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Flexnimb Flexible and Nimble Wheelchair by Gao Shifeng, Chen Xiuqing, Fu Zinuo is Winner in Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment Design Category, 2016 - 2017.

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