Racing Wheelchair, 2016
Collaborating with Paralympic athletes, BMW Designworks improved aerodynamics and ergonomics in their racing wheelchairs. Everything from the cockpit to the steering arm was customized using 3D scans and body measurements. BMW Designworks created this racer that can reach more than 20 miles per hour. Tatyana McFadden and Chelsea McClammer won gold, silver and bronze medals, respectively, in the 2016 Summer Paralympics using this design.
It is credited
Lent by Designworks.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 66 × 182.9 × 61 cm (26 in. × 6 ft. × 24 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Access+Ability.