In our life, we have so many situations which are absolutely natural and normal for us, for those people who stand and walk on their own legs. We don’t even think a lot about that these situations are a problem for those who are restricted because of some reason. From their viewpoint, these life states are problems which are just waiting to be solved.
These are not very special life situations, it’s enough to think about the very basic life events: go up the stairs, move from one place to another, maybe with car or public transport, or let’s think about our daily shopping routine. If we need something, we only run out to the local market or go to a bigger shopping center, where we face our self with a wide product range and lower prices.
Let’s imagine this shopping process if we are sitting in a wheelchair. Our movement is slower, it’s hard to fit in some places, – especially in a crowd – and think about how to get the products which are on high shelves.
Usually it is more than 5 minutes what we spend in these supermarkets, because of their huge area, where we need so many time to find and collect all the products what we need. One reason why we have to search the elements of our shopping list for a long time is the fact that these supermarkets are partially or totally rearranged from time to time according to the actual promotions.
I, personally usually leave something in the other side of the supermarket for which I have to go back for. Sometimes it is also hard to make it even if we are walking on two legs, let’s imagine this situation for those who use a wheelchair.
My idea was to solve this state of disabled people. My target was to find a solution which makes it easier and simplifies the shopping process of people who are using a wheelchair. That’s how the model of smart wheelchair was born.