2 wheels. 1 chair. It can’t get simpler than that, right? Nope. In the medical gadget world, there’s always a better wheelchair and a bunch of Polish design students just took home the grand prize for their 21st century design.
This wheelchair for the 21st century was designed as an entry for a contest organized by Technische Universiteit Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The wheelchair is designed to be driven by muscular force. Thanks to the employment of a gyroscope, mounted underneath the seat, the wheelchair can remain vertical while only using two wheels. The wheelchair has a set of gearings mounted on both 26″ diameter wheels. The frame consists of two flat springs that are connected to a hard gyroscope box and through a liner guide to the seat’s hard frame. The seat is connected to the liner guide by a set of clips.