First Ideas

Team: Silent Sharktopus

Idea: Personal Retractable wheelchair ramp

What need does it addresses : Allows wheelchairs to traverse gaps in elevators, subway stations,sidewalks and vehicles.

Notes/Feedback:

Keep length in mind for the ramp

Keep weight in mind for the ramp

Federal regulations for the rampramp steepness

The ramp would have to be attatchable due to cost of a power wheelchair

Materials – easy to maintain, has to be durable, rust resistance, weather resistant, relatively lightweight

The controls for the ramp need to be easy for those with CP to use/controL

Potential lawsuits

Pick for one specific gap – something that can be standardized such as train gaps or curb cuts

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