Here comes Electron – Cosmotech’s most complex project that touched the ground.
Hubless electric wheelchair
Scope of work:
Complete design of electric wheelchair
Production of wheelchair suspension mechanics
Manufacturing of carbon fiber components
Manufacturing of elements in 3d printing technology
Inspired by users’ needs, built to handle much more.
FUNCTION AN STYLE PACKED INTO COMPACT FORM
The idea around which the Electron was developed is the elevating seat, which addresses both the physical and mental needs of the user. This is a key aspect of the wheelchair, giving the user the ability to access hard to reach areas in the highest position. At the same time, it lowers the center of gravity and improves the stability of the wheelchair when moving at higher speeds in the lowest position.
Even more important, however, was the psychological aspect during the user’s daily interactions with non-disabled people. Raising oneself to the height of the conversational partners allows the user to automatically feel more confident and makes it easier to take an active part in the conversation without “being looked down upon”.
The Electron electric wheelchair is designed for a wide range of applications. With 4-wheel suspension and wide tires, it will comfortably overcome gravel roads. Narrow construction allows getting through doors with a width of 80cm, and the control system together with powered front wheels will allow turning on the spot in a narrow corridor. As a result, the wheelchair will find use both in the office and as a means of transportation to get where it was not previously possible.
CONCEPTUAL DESIGNS BASED ON WHICH THE HOUSING WAS DEVELOPED
The placement of large powered wheels at the front makes it easy to negotiate obstacles such as curbs or potholes in the road, to drive over grass, mud or snow without the assistance of a third party.
The batteries of today’s phones are a torment, especially for people who are forced to rely on others in their daily lives. Therefore, to prevent the possibility of losing contact with loved ones when you most need it, Electron has an inductive charger that allows you to quickly charge your phone in a place designed to hold it. It also has the ability to traditionally connect devices “by wire”.