An electric wheelchair designed to improve the mobility of the Elderly in Hong Kong.
Student: KWOK Wang Hong (BA (Hons) in Communication Design)
Supervising Tutor: LUO Jing
The elderly population is growing fast in Hong Kong, according to statistics by the government. In just 20 years, it will double to 2.44 million. Yet, the number of adults will drop to 4.28 million. The elderly have to take care of themselves more often, since there will be less adults per older person. An electric wheelchair is a great tool to help the elderly to travel.
The Creative Solution
Swift is an electric wheelchair specifically designed for the elderly in Hong Kong. It is small and agile so it can pass through tight spaces with its omni-directional mecanum wheels. Swift’s wheels can be extended outwards, so it becomes steadier when travelling on inclined floor.