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2014

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン金賞

Award-winning item
Power Assist Wheelchair [JW Swing]
Business Owner
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Category
Personal transportation equipment and facilities
Company
YAMAHA MOTOR CO.,LTD. (Japan)
Award Number
14G090723
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2014

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Outline

A light, compact and smart power-assisted wheelchair. The attaching, removing and folding of the unit can be done in a single operation, and it is easy to load into a car. Using the accompanying dedicated software, the optimum level of assisted power can be set based on the physical condition of the user and the usage environment, with two parameters that can be stored and switched by a single button. The framework has space around the feet, and a support belt at the back holds the pelvis to help maintain the posture, making it possible to roll it stably and lightly.

Producer

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.

Director

Masanori Yonemitsu, Hiroyuki Mizutani, Masashi Nomura, IM Operations JW Wheelchairs Division, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.

Designer

Shinji Miyaki, Kiyoshi Hashimoto, Design Center, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.

More information

http://www.yamaha-motor.co.jp/wheelchair/lineup/swing/

Market release pending
2014/6/10
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