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Backpack Retriever

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Abstract

Electric wheelchair users with limited range of motion often struggle to access their backpacks. The current market does not offer any inexpensive products to help with this issue. The vision of the design team is to create an economical and easily available mechanism that allows these people to effortlessly and independently access their backpacks. The final design accomplishes this by using a 4-bar mechanism that can carry up to 15lbs and it can be easily controlled using a toggle switch. This mechanism can be easily attached to multiple models since the mounting plate is mostly supported by the U-bar present at the back of the chair. Though the biggest advantage of this model is that it does not increase the overall footprint of the wheelchair, hence the users can continue with their daily routines without any trouble.

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