Visit the New Technabob Shop!Get Technabob in Your Mailbox! Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Wheelblades Help Wheelchairs Tackle Snow and Ice

by Range

Wheelchairs have difficulties moving about in snow, but no longer thanks to Wheelblades. These small skis can be easily mounted on the front wheels of wheelchairs or baby buggies, significantly improving their mobility in snow and ice.

wheelblades patrick mayer wheelchair mobility snow ice

Wheelblades eliminate the need of a counterbalance on the larger driving wheel, meaning that the wheelchair can also be easily pushed by another person. They were designed by Patrick Mayer and are supposed to redistribute the pressure of the weight optimally to prevent the front wheels from sinking into snow. It’s definitely an interesting design to improve the mobility of people who use wheelchairs.

wheelblades patrick mayer wheelchair mobility snow ice

Wheelblades will be available starting October 2012 for 224 Swiss Francs (~$246 USD.) Mayer is currently seeking investors to help fund a production run of his Wheelblades.

wheelblades patrick mayer wheelchair mobility snow ice

wheelblades patrick mayer wheelchair mobility snow ice

[via designboom]




Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Comments (1):

  1. Jeremy James says:

    I have a few questions. Question number one how much does this cost, can I fit it on more than one type of wheel and where can I get a pair.

Our Latest & Greatest Posts...

Robot Mouse Randomly Moves & Clicks While Online: Stumbleupon, Analog Edition

Robot Mouse Randomly Moves & Clicks While Online: Stumbleupon, Analog Edition

She-Hulk Statuette Is Green and Statuesque

She-Hulk Statuette Is Green and Statuesque

Bathe (and Work) Anywhere with This Inflatable Bathtub

Bathe (and Work) Anywhere with This Inflatable Bathtub

Guy Sets World Record for Solving a 7×7 Rubik’s Cube

Guy Sets World Record for Solving a 7×7 Rubik’s Cube

Super Mario Tunes Played on an NES Piano: Super Mario Bach?

Super Mario Tunes Played on an NES Piano: Super Mario Bach?

Win Prizes in the Technabob Shop

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo
discussion by