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Cable Drive Single and Twin-Lever Wheelchairs
Lever Drive Wheelchairs:
Developed single and twin lever drive
wheelchairs. Bio-mechanically more
efficient than conventional manual chairs, it
was designed to accelerate from walking to
racing speed and to offer a low cost
alternative to motorized chairs. Utilized
bicycle brake levers to improve braking.
Lightweight compact frame and small
wheels optimized portability and facilitated
transfers to beds and commodes.
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Global Design News Article 2000
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principle resembles
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method of making
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hand rim-driven
design has gone
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so long that it has
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Spin-off Concepts
Illustration by Anthony Velleco.
Illustration by Anthony Velleco.
Lever Drive Wheelchair
receives Honorable Mention
in national contest.

May 2006: The invention was
selected from among over 4,200
submissions by the judges of
the Modern Marvels Invent
Now© Challenge.
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