WHEELCHAIR RAMP
A foldable, light, strong and customizable 3D printed ramp
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1: Families with kids and 2: Young people driven by design & innovation

Observation

Life in a wheelchair can be a real challenge, not only for those unlucky ones but also for their caretakers. Even simple tasks like getting in an out of a car can be a very big hasle.

Conclusion

The ID Buzz has to provide a simple mean for those in a wheelchair to get in and out of the car. It has to be a simple and easy to use solution that can fit seamlessly inside the car and take up as little space as possible.

Solution

The 3D printed wheelchair ramp is made with 3D printing technology in order to be both strong and lightweight. This allows the platform to securely hold 2 people while at the same time making it easy to fold because of the reduced weight. As an extra touch, the ramp can be personalized by color, texture, and with messages like "Hurry up grandma!" :)

Need addressed by this product

The ramp fold up and stays hidden inside the central unit. The unit has to be 80cm long to hold the width of the wheelchair. Currently, the ID Buzz central unit is smaller than that (as far as I can tell from the images) so a longer unit will be needed or an additional one (ideally).

Further elaboration of the product

3D printing opens the door for creating LIGHTWEIGHT, STRONG & LOW-DENSITY MATERIALS.