Discover the Ingenuity Behind Modern Lightweight Wheelchairs

Helping makes us human

It could be said that one of humanity’s most endearing qualities, and the thing which makes us truly human, is our ability to alter the world around us to cater for the needs of those less able to cope. Nothing better illustrates this than the advent of the wheelchair. Since as long as people have needed them, engineers, designers and forward thinkers have been using the tools and materials around them to afford the ability of the movement to those who require it. From the days of ancient China (525 AD), to the modern lightweight wheelchairs that are available today, it is truly one of humanity’s greatest achievements.

Rolling through the ages

It is difficult to determine when the first wheelchair was created, due to the nature of its function, the fact that the wheel has been around for a long time and the timescale during … Read More