A helping hand
Throughout history, the greatest engineers, scientists and forward thinkers amongst us have always focused their energies on helping those who may be less able to do so themselves. It is possible that this desire to help others is the most human and endearing quality of all mankind. A great example of this is the invention of a wheelchair. It is a remarkable story of design refinement, which is far from over. Each generation of pioneers and engineers has upgraded and advanced the wheelchair, from the days of old, to the lightweight wheelchairs of today, it truly is a testimony to one of humanity’s most positive qualities, the need to care.
Wheelchairs throughout the ages
Wheelchairs which resemble those which are recognized today, first came about in 1783, when English inventor James Heath first created his ‘Bath chair’. Heath’s design was by no means the first wheelchair ever … Read More