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Skycare Chair

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---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a wheelchair-like mobility tool to be used inside an airplane cabin by individuals with mobility disabilities and/or wheelchair users. Traveling as a wheelchair user and navigating around and onboard an aircraft can be quite a challenge and usually requires assistance from one or more of the flight crew. The Skycare Chair attempts to increase the independence of individuals with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury and others who use a wheelchair by putting the control of one's mobility back into the hands of travelers with a disabilities. The Skycare Chair feature as narrow, wheelchair-like design that places the wheels under the seat rather than at the sides and utilizes a hand-operated lever system to allow the user to move the chair forward or backward. It also has no armrests to facilitate transfers. The device is compact and collapsible for easy storage. TITLE: Wheelchair for Air Travel. WEBSITE: Yanko Design. REF: http://www.yankodesign.com/2012/01/23/wheelchair-for-air-travel.

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Skycare Chair