For the #HackOnWheels library of open source designs, respond to the following areas:
- What do wheelchair users really want from their chair?
– What lessons can we learn from the advances 3D printing has produced when designing customised prosthetics?
Current wheelchair gloves are expensive ($75) and wear out quickly, without preventing the users hands from becoming wet, cold and painful.
The solution needs to be cheap, easy and effective, doing what wheelchair gloves are supposed to do, but better.
Vamp fits most hand sizes and can be 3D printed in a makerspace. For a larger batch, a mould can be manufactured (either through 3D printing or CNC machined and used as a vacuum form with the brake pads being adhered afterwards.