Punjab News Express/S.K.Vyas
JALANDHAR : Students of CT Institute of Technology have given a New Year gift by designing and fabricating a smart wheelchair that is helpful for differently-abled people under the patronage of CT Group of Institutions.
The students have given the Smart wheel chair to a differently-abled Mr. Pawan, he said, “Smart wheel chair has gained a lot of interest in the recent time. These devices are useful especially in transportation from one place to another. The devices serve as a bone for the one who have lost their mobility.” He thanked the students of CT Group of Institutions for designing and fabricating this helpful wheel chair for him.
While congratulating the project, S. Charanjit Singh Channi (Chairman, CT Group of Institutions) said that “the robotic smart wheelchair will make a difference in lives of differently-abled, as it can enable them to take part in activities and traverse difficult terrain. It will also be useful for senior citizens, who suffer from multiple arthritis-related and other problems. Besides giving them mobility, it will help them lead a better quality life.”
The smart wheelchair has been designed and developed by a team of six students – Parveen Kumar, Rajat Choudhary, Rohit Sankhyan, Shuvam Goraya, Karan Nagar and Bablu. They informed that thissmart wheel chair, is a tricycle with an integrated electric motor which can be used for propulsion, it uses rechargeable batteries and the lighter varieties can travel up to 25 to 32 km/h (16 to 20 mph), depending on the laws of the country, while the more high-powered varieties can often do in excess of 45 km/h (28 mph), they are replacing fossil fuel-powered mopeds and small motorcycles.
Rajat Choudhary further explained that the Smart wheel chair is mechanically controlled device designed to have self mobility with the help of the user command. This reduces the user’s human effort and forces to drive the wheel for wheel chair. Furthermore, it also provides an opportunity for visually or physically impaired persons to move from one place to other. The wheel chair is also provided with obstacle detection system, which reduces the chance of collision while on the journey.