Wheelchair, Prime TC Transport, 2011
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.
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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.