Showing posts from December, 2023

Initial Design - Renderings

Below, the 3D renderings made by the funcluster team allowed us to get a more visualized perspective of the Juria and how the proof of concept beginning idea may look like. 

Mind The Gap

In the dynamic landscape of technology, there is a noticeable gap that persists in the world of adaptive equipment, especially when it comes to mobility aids. While advancements in electric bikes and other personal transportation devices have surged, the same cannot be said for adaptive equipment like wheelchairs and track chairs. The divide between mainstream mobility technology and adaptive solutions is stark, leaving a significant portion of the population underserved. Take, for example, the world of wheelchairs. Traditional manual and electric wheelchairs have undoubtedly improved the lives of many, offering increased independence and mobility. However, when compared to the sleek design and advanced features of modern e-bikes that can travel for hours at 20 mph, it becomes apparent that there is a considerable discrepancy in innovation. Advanced track chairs, designed for off-road use, have seen some progress, providing enhanced maneuverability on various terrains. These chairs off

Initial Design - Sketches

Below, you can see the proof of concept early design sketches of the Juria. Rudimentary electric bike parts are pictured as being used to convert the Wike into a powered electric adaptive stroller. 

About the Juria Project

Our focus is on creating an adaptive electric stroller that caters specifically to the needs of individuals with disabilities and allows them and their families to enjoy hiking trails, beaches, dirt roads, and forests just as we all do. This is not an electric wheelchair, an All-Terrain Trackchair, or a robot that requires extensive training and comes with a hefty price tag. The Juria is a stroller that fills a gap that's been overlooked in the adaptive equipment world. In the status quo, the market offers wheelchairs and robot-like vehicles, but they often miss the mark for many individuals with special needs. Some people require the comfort of a stroller-like configuration, complete with a canopy enclosure for protection from the elements. Others may have sensory issues and prefer the security of an enclosed space. And for those like my brother who can't sit upright for a long time as required in a traditional wheelchair, the options become even more limited. For the past 5 y