Company: Magic Wheels
Wheelchairs are crucial assistive technology, but traditional, single-speed, manual wheelchair design makes it difficult for even the strongest users to get up and down inclines on their own.
The Magic Wheels team worked to integrate user-centered design and mechanical engineering, testing digital prototypes in tough, real-world conditions. Using Inventor software, engineers created and tested 250 precision parts that make up this revolutionary wheel system. Magic Wheels integrates mechanical features such as dual gears, brakes, and hill-holding technology into a lightweight wheel drive and hand rim. And that means things have taken a turn for the better for manual wheelchair users all over the world.