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Anti-rollback for pushing wheelchair up hills?

July 22, 2016 in Challenge

We’re helping HackOnWheels create the world’s first open source, fully customisable wheelchair. (Wow!) This wheelchair challenge was raised at a recent HackOnWheels maker day – can you offer some advice or a solution?

Standard manual wheelchair brakes are like a handbrake, either on or off. Is there a different type of brake that would stop the wheelchair rolling backwards when going up a ramp or a steep hill?

Please leave a comment if you’ve fixed this yourself or have an idea that might help someone with this challenge!

Improving circulation for wheelchair users

July 15, 2016 in Challenge

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Do you have an idea that could help improve circulation for someone using a wheelchair? Please post your suggestion, invention or even a DIY tutorial below!

Climbing curbs easily in a wheelchair?

July 15, 2016 in Challenge

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We want to hear your suggestions for assistive devices or your tried and tested techniques for going up and down curbs in a wheelchair – post your solutions below!

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