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MS | Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Mech. Sci., 9, 359-371, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-9-359-2018
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Mech. Sci., 9, 359-371, 2018
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Research article 08 Nov 2018

Research article | 08 Nov 2018

A new manual wheelchair propulsion system with self-locking capability on ramps

Gaspar Rodríguez Jiménez et al.
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The present work describes the design and build of a new completely mechanical propulsion system for manual wheelchairs for use in ascending or descending long ramps. The design is characterized by a self-locking mechanism that activates automatically to brake the chair when the user stops pushing. The main component of the propulsion system is a planetary gear train that can self-lock, this means that the user does not need to activate external brakes.
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