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Arc Wheelchair / Arc Wheelchair

Arc Wheelchair
Arc Wheelchair

BACKGROUND
In the events of disaster like a fire or earthquake in building, you can't take an elevator. You should evacuate from the disaster by taking the stairs.
But wheelchair users can't go down the stairs. They can't evacuate from the disaster. As a result, they die inside the building.

CONCEPT
To solve the problem, Arc Wheelchair puts caterpillar wheels in the rear of wheelchair. In case of fire, the guardian draws the handle connected with the caterpillar so it is able to go down the stairs. In other words, it is the wheelchair that is able to evacuate from the disaster with only one guardian after the disaster in building.

University

CheongJu University

CheongJu University
Cheongju-si, South Korea

Seul Min Kim,
CheongJu University