Wow! IIT Madras launches India's first indigenously-designed ‘Standing Wheelchair' for differently-abled
The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras has launched India’s first indigenously-designed ‘Standing Wheelchair.’ The wheelchair has been launched in collaboration with Phoenix Medical Systems and enables a differently-abled person requiring a wheelchair to shift from sitting to standing position, and vice versa, independently and in a controlled manner.
The wheelchair was designed in three different stages. In the first stage, a hand-operated, linkage-based mechanism was developed to achieve the standing functionality.