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Ishita Ranganath|Dec 9, 2022
NEW DELHI: Woxsen University design students have contributed to the ongoing "my UDAAN" project during their two-month summer internship at the Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT) Hyderabad. The students have contributed in designing an ergonomic and battery powered clip-on called VGO. This is an external attachment that converts a wheelchair into a safe electric three-wheeler.
According to an official statement, VGO has become one of the most important inventions in the motorized wheelchair category, that enhances both utility and mobility. This innovation also addresses the aspect of environmental responsibility as it is fully electric and can be charged at dedicated docking stations.
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The VGO enabled wheelchair is ergonomically designed and is compact enough, enabling users to commute within shopping malls, airports, metros etc. With the finishing touches in progress, the VGO is slated to launch soon. The unique features of VGO enabled wheelchair is
1. A powerful VLDC motor
2. Smart LFP battery
3. Easy to attach & detach
4. Geo-fencing and real time GPS tracking
5. Water resistant
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Applauding over the contribution of students, Professor Santosh Kocherlakota, Assistant Professor- School of Arts and Design said: “By contributing to this mobility design project, Sidhartha Pathi and Sathwik Reddy are genuinely helping the specially abled community, while also further justifying the value that design can add for the betterment of the society.”
Disclaimer: This content was distributed by Woxsen University and has been published as part of Careers360’s marketing initiative.
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