AirPlane Wheelchair design
My Role : Idea Generation, Sketching, (Partial) CAD model Building, Prototype Manufacturing, Business Analysis
"I rarely take flights over 6 hours include the check in time.
Otherwise,I have to carry the catheter bag."
- User's Quote
customer's Main Concerns
Based on FAA regulations
and wheel locks
Integrated with existing seat
Less time needed for transfering
Accessibility to Lavatory
Design and Build
To enable the wheelchair to be integrated on the current airplane seat skeleton and move freely in narrow aisle, the wheelchair with a C-shape structure has been generated .
The dimension of the C-shape structure which was manufactured by aluminum tubes.
CAD Model Building
After finalizing the design strategy, the CAD model has been built and rendered in Solid Works.
The dimension of the seat in the video is based on the actual airplane seat dimension in real world.
By applying different manufacturing method and constantly revising the manufacturing plan for small tolerance, we finally built a functional real-size wheelchair by 3D printing, Laser cutting and Mechanical Manufacturing method.
What I learnt
Always considering the tolerance before manufacturing
Getting feedback from various sources
Always making sure every team member is on the same page which is extremely important for large team
My Role: Design, CAD model built, Manufacturing
Build a real size toilet
To demonstrate our design better in using scenario, I built a real size toilet by using Slicer for Fusion 360 and laser cutting on the cardboard