Adjustable wheelchair and walker

Joseph JohnName : Joseph John
District & State : Kottayam, Kerala
Award : ignite
Award Function : IGNITE 2016 Awards
Award Year : 2016

Innovation Description

“In our church, there is an old woman whose legs are paralysed. She has been using a wheel chair for years. It was very difficult for her to enter the car from her wheelchair,” says Joseph. Her struggle with the chair inspired Joseph to think of a special wheelchair with a motor, which can adjust its height. The features of the chair help in aligning it with the seat of the car. The tiny wheels under the seat make it almost a trolley, thus making movement less stressful.

Monitoring device to stop mishap in a vehicle

Joseph wants to become an engineer. “I can make different things ‘differently’, with my own hands,” remarks Joseph.

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