Eco-Wheel Chair Project  (1 Nov 2011)  USTA Bogota

Research question

To design an economic and Multi-functional wheelchair to provide people with a safe and comfortable service. The wheel chair will be adaptable to home and street daily situations but also to hospital and intensive care environments  where they patient may need some tools that are embedded, for example the stand for the serum and soluble medicine bags as shown below. 

The wheel chair was designed and built to be as economical as possible but also to meet the ergonomic and safety standards required for a disabled person. This project was supported and approved by Saint Thomas University in Bogota Colombia with the mentoring of the Mechanical Engineer Raul Medina . 

Assemble Process 

Project Presentation

The wheel chair project taught students about project management, including planning ahead with Gantt diagrams, optimal budget use, principles of design and its real world application, mechanical workshop and basic tool use among other important skills and values. 


Carlos Giraldo     

Homero D Rodriguez

Jorge Diaz