A novel stair-climbing wheelchair with variable configuration four-bar linkage —mechanism design and kinematics—

Yusuke Sugahara, Naoaki Yonezawa, Kazuhiro Kosuge

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Abstract

This paper describes the mechanism of a novel multi-wheel stair climbing wheelchair. The necessity of the mobility aid technology for elderly and handicapped people which has “Minimally-invasiveness for historical environment” are described, and with this goal, a novel multi-wheel stair climbing wheelchair with variable configuration four-bar linkage is proposed. Its mechanical design, principle of operation and kinematics are mainly illustrated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages167-174
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures
Volume524
ISSN (Print)0254-1971
ISSN (Electronic)2309-3706

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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