Vehicle for disabled persons with the possibility of overcoming the stairs

Crneković, Mladen and Kovač, Milan (2017) Vehicle for disabled persons with the possibility of overcoming the stairs. = Vehicle for disabled persons with the possibility of overcoming the stairs. In: CIM 2017: 16th International Scientific Conference on Production Engineering, 08-10.06.2017., Zadar, Hrvatska.

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Statistics estimates that in the today world 28 million people are depending on technical aids in the movement. It is estimated that each 250th person need wheelchair. The most of these people are still able and want to work, rather than be a burden to the community. However, our world is built for us, "normal" people, who think they will forever be able to move it. The report for the Republic of Croatia states that the Croatia is home to nearly 150.000 people with damage of the musculoskeletal system, and many of them for their movement need technical aids. Every year the number of people with paraplegia and quadriplegia increase by about 100. Wheelchair for move around the flat ground is technically simply to solve. However, our world is full of obstacles that are insuperable for standard wheelchair, and perhaps the most serious obstacles are stairs. In the year 2010, Croatian company KOPACK, which is primarily engaged in the production of packaging machinery, started the development of motorized wheelchair with the possibility of overcoming the stairs (climb/descend). A key element in the system of climbing and innovative difference from other solutions is so called the climber. The cooperation on the project with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering University of Zagreb starts at the beginning of the 2011. KOPACK concentrated his work on the mechanical part of the structure, and the Faculty on the control part of the problem. So far initial model was successfully tested. Further work is on the development of more advanced versions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Keywords (Croatian): disabled person, motorized wheelchair, climb/descend stairs
Subjects: TECHNICAL SCIENCE > Mechanical Engineering
Divisions: 900 Department of Robotics and Production System Automation > 910 Chair of Engineering Automation
Indexed in Web of Science: No
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Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2018 09:46
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2018 12:07

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