Phil Eaglesham, a Corporal in the UK’s Royal Marine Commandos, caught Q fever while serving in Afghanistan and lost his ability to walk due to the disease. He partnered with the Medical Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre to overcome some of the downsides of existing wheelchairs and create a new useful mobility device.
The Victor powered wheelchair has a modular design so that it can be adapted to the needs of people with various disabilities. Large, rough-treaded wheels let it maneuver through rough terrain and even climb over curbs. One particularly useful features is being able to raise the seat to match the eye level of people standing nearby thanks to a built-in pneumatic system.
The company setup to develop the project, Conquering Horizon, is currently raising crowdsourced funds to push it toward production. Here’s a video promoting the Victor to potential investors:
Link: Victor Mobility…