When we talk about traveling with a wheelchair, the most important thing that comes to mind is the space and weight of the wheelchair.
Keeping this in mind, a Swiss company has recently partnered with Formula One, a renowned race car organization.
The co-venture will be creating the world's lightest wheelchair. Küschall, the wheelchair manufacturing company, is focusing on utilizing aerospace materials and redefining the rules of creating a wheelchair, and working with Formula 1 will help them ensure an ultimate driving experience.
The superstar wheelchair, created by the project leader and industrial designer Küschall Andre Fangueiro, is expected to weigh only 1.5 kg. It happens to be 30% lighter and 20% more powerful compared to wheelchairs used normally (classic carbon models).
Considering graphene is 200 times more powerful and stronger than steel, the chair is built using the same material. The material is also known to be 10 times tougher than a diamond. However, the seat is super flexible and light in weight, which is amazing.
The bound is made up of hexagonal lattice and it is a single layer of carbon atoms.
The company released a press release and noted, "Superb power transfer through the entire frame will mean the Superstar responds rapidly with every movement, combined with impressive road dampening properties, the Superstar will provide an effortless glide anywhere you go," – Kval.com
The X shape of the geometry will result in the performance boost. As of now, the details of release date, production, and cost of the product haven’t revealed, but we are excited about this new concept combat design where users can utilize its high performance and comfort.
We will keep you updated for upcoming announcements on the same.
Image credit: https://kval.com/news/offbeat/design-company-teams-up-with-formula-1-to-create-worlds-lightest-wheelchair