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Study on Dynamic Tip-over Analysis of Foldable Electric Wheelchair
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Study on Dynamic Tip-over Analysis of Foldable Electric Wheelchair
Jang, Dae-Jin; Kim, Yong-Cheol; Kim, Shin-Ki; Mun, Mu-Sung; Park, Jong-Cheol;
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An electric wheelchair is a assistive device to maneuver on the ground. Tip-over of an electric wheelchair is increasing every year. Dynamic stability metric test item in KS P 7176 has not ensured safety of electric wheelchair on the slope. This study presents design the foldable electric wheelchair that can load in the car and analysis of tip-over measurement which is easily computed for electric wheelchair. Wheelchair frame is designed with a four-bar link mechanism for a foldable structure, and seat module, battery and power driving module can be separated. This analysis is performed during a maneuver on the ground by force-moment stability metric. Several elements, center of gravity position, rotational radius and acceleration, were evaluated how to affect stability metric. This stability metric can reduce tip-over of wheelchair and provide a clue to make of dynamic stability test item.
Eletric wheelchair;Tip-over analysis;Stability metric;Dynamic stability;Foldable wheelchair;
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