Dosun Shin TriPawd Dog Wheelchair
TriPawd Dog Wheelchair is Silver Design Award winner in 2020 - 2021 Pet Supplies and Products for Animals Design Award Category.
TriPawd Dog Wheelchair

TriPawd is a wheeled-based assistive device that allows handicapped dogs who lost one of their front legs to jump on and off without any strapping mechanisms or the owner’s assistance. Two rear wheels improve both the stability and mobility of the device, while a front wheel on the metal tube frame connecting the two wheels provides support for the chest cup. The bent metal frame provides space for the dog to walk without any interference of the front leg. The pole is height-adjustable and straps are optional to attach for outdoor activities.

TriPawd Dog Wheelchair
Dosun Shin TriPawd
Dosun Shin Dog Wheelchair
Dosun Shin design
Dosun Shin design
Dosun Shin

Dosun Shin is an Associate Professor of industrial design at The Design School, Arizona State University. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in August 2003, and his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design from Keimyung University, South Korea in February of 1999. He has been an industrial designer since 1999 working both in design consultancies and corporations. The research Professor Shin has undertaken at Arizona State University is informed by his professional experience and expertise in the area of product design and development. His research interests center around the "humanization of technology" with a specific focus on assistive devices for people with physical limitations.

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