Wheelchair for Air Travel

For those confined to a wheelchair, getting around onboard an aircraft can be quite challenging & usually requires assistance from one of the flight crew. Adding this element to the already frustrating flying experience can discourage users from travlling altogether. This is where the Skycare Chair wins- utilizing wheels placed under the seat rather than at the sides & a hand-operated lever system to move forward or backward. It offers independence when moving to & from the lavatory or from chair to gate. 

Designer: Brian Liang

16 Comments

  • Amjad Durrai says:

    Dear Brian:

    Looks like a super product, is it available?.
    May GOD bless you for making life easier for the Handicapped………..
    Cheers
    Amjad

  • Jimmy C says:

    This does seem simpler than getting a full sized wheelchair into the plane… Nice work!

  • Dr.Zoidberg says:

    what happens if the thing falls over, or a kids toy gets stuck in the wheel during an emergency, clogs up people and more people are at risk. What if it just folds to the floor in seconds, kind of like a collapsible wheelchair.

  • Iulian says:

    You know that the wheelchair will dip and rise when you push and pull the handle, right? That translates into extra work for the disabled person sitting in it.

  • Serena Gove says:

    Hi,
    We are a company that sells disability equipment in Australia and we are wondering whether you ship to Australia. We are interested in the Skycare Chair and if so the cost to do so? We are unsure of quantity but this would depend on the import/ wholesale cost.
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Regards
    Serena

  • Hunter says:

    Mr. Liang:

    You’ve designed a foldable wheelchair, but only its back folds.
    I hate to be that guy who bursts your bubble but this has been around for quite some time with better designs than yours. http://www.artdes.monash.edu.au/gradshow2011/design/industrialdesign/jackmartinich/index.html appears to work particularly well: it folds better, it’s more aerodynamic, and it looks comfortable.

    Go back to school.

  • Somebody says:

    Hi Hunter,

    I’m regret that you were not able to understand what is in this design.

    It’s not only about “foldable” for its sake, it’s about solving the problem. The key point for this design is that it allows wheelchair users to use wheelchair even in a very compact space. This is a need for those living in a very small department or in the compact airplane interior. The existing wheelchair in the market doesn’t take this into account yet. I did not see any point from the link you provided.

  • it’s a good idea in my opinion but I have to agree with Dr.Zoidberg about security issues

  • Deneice Raisinclit says:

    Great idea however the vast majority of Americans who use assistive scooters do so due to morbid obesity and simply would not fit on such a device.

  • kings says:

    Hi, great idea. Is the wheelchair able to turn sideways?. Hope to hear from you soon.

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