Vehicle For Disabled2020-02-04T09:56:48+00:00

Project Description

Vehicle For Disabled

Year: 2004 – 2006

Project

When talking about people with disabilities, the focus should be mainly on their needs. One such direction is people with immobilized lower limbs, a form of disability that prevents full physical activity – walking, running, cycling and driving. A need like driving a car has laid the foundations for an idea that united a small team – five people – of which I was a part. The goal was to create a concept and foundation within two years on which it is possible to build a larger project. The basis for the whole project and the organization came from Mr. Petko Mishev – Research Scientist, Engineer – one of the pioneers of industrial design in Bulgaria.

Mock-up Model

Product Sketches

Development

The project went through conceptual development, specification of structural and engineering features, mockups, models and basis for the development of a functional prototype. My role in it was to build the basic idea of ​​the car interior – the functioning and layout of the whole car interior space, through concepts and models. The idea is for self-handling and driving a vehicle from a wheelchair user. The sequence of use of the vehicle is as follows: remote lowering of the tail lift; hanging and pulling the man with the wheelchair through a mechanism; moving to the control and fixing the wheelchair; lifting the tail lift and closing the door. The project was proposed to the local government in Ruse and Automotor Corporation JSC – Sofia.

Conceptual Development
3D Modeling
Models and Prototypes
Adaptation of Manufacturing