Provided is an apparatus for use with a rear-wheel driven motorized wheelchair. The apparatus enables a motorized wheelchair to be used in areas that would not otherwise be possible. A motorized wheelchair, though very useful and necessary, has several mobility drawbacks. Lateral movement poses a problem to the motorized wheelchair. This apparatus provides a modification to existing rear-wheel driven motorized wheelchairs that allows the user to maneuver in tight spaces by providing a for sideways movement that would not be possible in conventional wheelchair designs.
Kio, Jonathan M.; Lujan, Joshua; Komperud, Kelly; and Bennett, Daniel, "Lateral wheelchair movement mechanism" (2010). USF Patents. 530.
University of South Florida