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Wheelchair, Prime TC Transport

This is a Wheelchair. It was designed by Michael Graves Architecture & Design and Stryker Medical and manufactured by Stryker Medical.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Stryker Medical as part of Access+Ability.

It is dated 2011. Its medium is steel, stainless steel, polypropylene, nylon, tpu.

This represents a complete rethink of the hospital transport wheelchair. Taking an empathetic approach to its redesign, several “users” were considered, among them the patient, the transporter, and maintenance people. Other issues considered included transferring patients and equipment, patient falls, spread of infection, clinician back strain, nesting storage, lost parts, and theft. Its many articulating parts expand the notion of portability.

It is credited Lent by Stryker Medical.

  • Sidewall (USA)
  • machine-printed paper, varnish.
  • Gift of Aimée and Rosamond Lamb.
  • 1973-2-6

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 185.4 × 69.9 × 110.5 cm (6 ft. 1 in. × 27 1/2 in. × 43 1/2 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Access+Ability.

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