Ngebray.com,- This new wheelchair allows paraplegics to maneuver using upper-body movement rather than through breaking and pushing. Called the Rio Geo is been designed by a Royal College of Art Design graduate, Reto Togni. He said, “Conventional wheelchair as they’re basically work no different than shopping carts. They got casters that can rotate in every direction and then this is great for certain things. Not so great for others. So on this one can block these caster wheels in a straight position against this steering bar. But then is activated by the backrest.”
Users make the wheelchair change direction by leaning towards which way they want to travel a patents been filed for the design and Tanja is looking for investment partners to turn his prototype into a consumer model.
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