Mobility on Wheelchairs

The only way disabled people have found their means of mobility is through wheelchairs. These wheelchairs have increased their number of yearly improvements to advance their mobility capabilities. Its humble beginnings started when British National, John Dawson, created the Bath Chair in 1783.

Using a wheelchair can be very strenuous for the disabled person. They are already dealing with the mental stress and hardships of managing their daily activities using their bodies, and using manual Wheelchairs for use though a necessity- has been adding physical stress to their overall condition.

Using a manual wheelchair requires a lot of twists and turns of the body, and it is difficult to manoeuvre them in tight spaces and carpeted floors. Plus, those who do not have the luxury of affording a powered wheelchair end up using crutches, which can cause harm and inflict damage to the arms and shoulders for a long time.

For years, mechanical engineers have been relentlessly researching and looking for solutions by creating all kinds of advanced wheelchairs to make life easier for unfortunate people. From creating wheelchairs that provide the best stairlifts and long-distance mobility with ease, engineers have found several designs that can make these ideals possible.


10 students, alongside their partnership with Zurich’s Federal Institute of Technology and the University of Arts, created a mobility device called Scewo which won the top awards and ended up beating a number of brilliant transport inventions in the transport category of the 2017 Beasley Designs.

To move up and down the stairs-which is one of the most significant hurdles people in wheelchairs have to deal with, this mobility device offers a solution for this dilemma. The device has a retractable set of rubber tracks that allow smooth movement, making it easier and way more possible for people to reach and climb distances that seemed impossible in their condition.

Another great function this device provides is that, at its rear, it has an extra pair of wheels that lets the users alter the height of their seats, so finding a suitable wheelchair that can adjust to your size is no longer an issue. Furthermore, to make travel even simpler to manoeuvre in areas with a lot of rubble, the device also has two large wheels that help avoid making contact with stones, dirt, mud or any other obstacle in the way.

It also has several features, such as one that helps to pent falling off from the chair. Due to its strength, agility and many other unique features, this mobility design device might be what people tired of manual wheelchairs are looking for.

Easy Push

The Illinois startup had wanted to develop a wheelchair that could provide advanced mobility capabilities while maintaining the traditional design of the manual wheelchair itself- and that is precisely how Easy Push came into existence.

Aside from manual wheelchairs not being able to have the abilities to travel up and down the stairs with ease, there are other factors, such as moving on carpeted floors and small spaces, that wheelchair users usually hate dealing with.

Keeping that thought in mind and adding the laws of physics when designing its structure, the Easy Push was finally created. It is an advanced mobile device with better-equipped wheels with gears, allowing the wheelchair to move faster and move smoothly, even on hard floors. And the best thing about it is that it requires the same effort you would use to drive a standard manual wheelchair.

You don’t need to buy or charge any specific batteries for it, nor does it require any motor to do the job effectively. Several sturdy gears already installed in the mobile device are all needed to make the device work to its best potential. 


Ezy-Wheels is an excellent invention designed by Flemmer and her Husband, Dr Roy Flemmer. Their wheelchair idea is based on a momentum method of wheelchair that lets the user keep hands on the push rim and doesn’t have to make an effort to move the hands back up again.

It only requires a simple use of your arm and reduces strenuous movement of the shoulder and wrists to prevent any severe damage from occurring to them. It has two modes of action- each meant for different surfaces. The standard model is intended for regular travelling when the paths are clear. The run mode is for you who want to travel long distances and deal with rugged terrain.

These are just a few of the many advancements that researchers and engineers have developed over the decades, and with every year, their promotions keep improving.