Wheelchairs given design makeover

I’d like to see more real-world testing. Britain used to have 3-wheeled cars for the handicapped which were eventually banned as too dangerous. Ditto for ATVs (4-wheelers when they were 3-wheelers).

By Geoff Adams-Spink
Age & disability correspondent, BBC News website

Mike Spindle decided to redesign the wheelchair from scratch
A designer who has spent most of his career working on parts for Formula One cars has come up with a new, off-road wheelchair.

The Trekinetic K2 dispenses with the old tubular chassis and uses a carbon fibre monocoque instead….

The K2 has three wheels – two large ones at the front that can take mountain bike tyres – and a smaller one at the back.

The company says it is ideally suited for off-road use but can be just as useful in towns and cities too.

The wheels have an easily adjustable camber so that the chair can have a slimmer profile for going through doorways and a wider – and more stable – 24 degree camber for outdoor activities….

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