Wheelchair Garage Access SystemBy Bechtol, Jeremy; Gallat, Stephen; DelBoccio, Christian; Holmes, Jason; Proceedings of the RESNA 25th International Conference, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 315-317
Publication Date: June/July 2002
Paper describing the prototype Wheelchair Garage Access System, which is a lift designed by the Senior Design Clinic of the University of Toledo in Ohio for a client with paralysis. The lift was built to safely raise and lower the client from his garage to the first floor of his house. The design consists of two main components: (1) a vertical guide, which is anchored to the ground and wall, and (2) a moveable platform constructed using steel tubing and rods. The vertical guide acts as the support of the lift system, and a linear actuator powers the platform’s motion. A drawing of the lift is shown, which was created using SolidWorks software. The authors found that the design proved to be very effective.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number O14555