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nimbl carbon-fiber wheelchair

As more and more countries are facing an aging population, care for the elderly is a key issue that eventually will be what everyone would have to face it one day. But when the day I would grow old and weak, I'll love to have this wheelchair by Lawrence Kwok.

The “Nimbl” by designer Lawrence Kwok is a unique wheelchair that gives increased access without sacrificing mobility within the home. Featuring a carbon fiber tub which houses the 10″ lift actuator, motorized hubless wheels and interchangeable battery, the wheelchair also integrates a magnetically placed armrest remote that allows both right- and left-handed control. 

Designed in collaboration with Tino Sacino, Danna Lei and Alison Ochoa, the wheelchair comes with short wheelbase to increase the maneuverability within the home. Users can rotate the armrests and footrest for easy transfers, while the customizable modular cushion system assures various levels of mobility as well as rehabilitation. Moreover, the Nimble comes with the ability to recline for pressure relief.

Via: The Design Blog


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