first prototype of the concept wheelchair was launched in November
2007 at the University of Western Sydney.
chair which was designed in-house and made in Australia, was assisted
by a Sustainable Regions Innovation grant and took over 3 years
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.
chair easily folds down to become smaller and lighter than others
currently on the market, while maintaining a high level of features
use of Nanotechnology throughout the chair has led to a keen national
and international following of this project's success.
and manufacturability as primary concerns, this project is a good
example of how Lu Papi & Associates can take a product from
concept to realisation.