Students invent a low-cost electric wheelchair kit with Arduino
While electric wheelchairs are a vital tool for those with restricted mobility, they typically cost around $2,500, an amount that’s not the most affordable. To address this problem, a group of students from Aviv High School in Israel have come up with a low-cost, 3D-printed motor conversion kit that connects to a standard push-chair without any permanent modification or damage.
The system uses a pair of motors to steer like a tank, and features a joystick and Arduino Uno for control. Another interesting feature is shown later in the video below, when it’s folded up for storage with the motor kit still attached.
You can check out the team’s website for more details this incredible project, as well as All3DP’s recent article here.
October 24th, 2017 at 19:56:41
This is really impressive! Using products such as Arduino boards would really make the price drop!
October 24th, 2017 at 21:14:51
wow that is really smart …kudos