The Phoenix I wheelchair is an ultra-lightweight manual wheelchair made from carbon-fiber. Using smart sensors the chair will configure itself to what the user is doing so it remains in sync with how the user moves. The sensors detect if the user is leaning forward or back, algorithms will calculate the wheelchair’s response.
- The Phoenix I will have many smart functions never before seen in wheelchairs, at the core is intelligent centre of gravity. The chair will continually adjust its centre of gravity to fit what the user is doing, making the chair safe from toppling over.
- This results in a chair that is easier to push and turn and eliminates drag and uncomfortable, painful vibrations. It also offers front power assisted wheels that help with breaking down hill or going uphill.
- The device was inspired by the experiences of using a standard wheelchair by one member of the team and has a focus on aesthetics as well ergonomics.