Nimbl Wheelchair Has Hubless Wheels And Go-Go-Gadget Seat
The Nimbl wheelchair, designed by Lawrence Kwok, is intended for use in a home that hasn’t been retrofitted for full handicap access. But who would stay at home if their wheelchair looked this good.
The Nimbl, living up to its name, features hubless wheels with a short wheelbase for increased manoeuvrability. But that’s not the only unique feature of the chair’s design.
The Nimbl also sports a motorised seat that can lift the operator several feet in the air, activated by a control panel in the chair’s armrest. Though its currently only a concept, it wouldn’t hurt current wheelchair makers to take notes on the Nimbl’s form or its function. [designboom