Personal Mobility Concept
Empowering wheelchair users to explore with confidence
The project attempted to redefine a personal assistive mobility in a human-centric perspective, and identify relevant design concepts that fit to the real context of use. Contextual observation and interviews with users led the project to coalesce around three goals:
Eliminating the stigma of using a wheelchair
Empowering wheelchair-bound drivers
Integrating with digital platform
Our final concept was an alternative wheelchair with a clean, modern look that would inspire pride of ownership - a far cry from the bulky, medicalized aesthetic of most mainstream wheelchairs. Since we had identified the transition from wheelchair to car-seat as a major pain point, we designed our chair to latch directly into the car, effectively doubling as a driver's seat. Finally, we developed an app to enhance the chair's functionality, by facilitating navigation inside and outside the home from the unique perspective of a wheelchair user.
Design research / Physical & Digital Design / Holistic UX Design