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!