Spencer Stein

Danny Kurtzman

Mike Kelley

Simón Carpman

PROJECT: Now Mobility

wheelchair : mobility : app : independence : exponential : technologies : :

About the project:
The 21st century wheelchair is designed for maximized lifestyle and independence.

The Problem:
Wheelchair users struggle daily with maximizing their experience in their current mobility device. How can 21st century technologies increase user experience when in their mobility device?

The Solution:
We are changing the focus of wheelchair innovation from chair design to the phone. By integrating the smartphone with a chair, we can enhance user's mobility & independence, while creating a limitless potential of functionalities. One example includes bluetooth driving & parking controls in chair, out of chair, and with assistance.

DISCUSSION wrote on August 23, 2016, 11:36 :

Please find How to file here

Digital files here

Jacob Teitelbaum wrote on September 13, 2015, 20:35 :

Phone and wheelchair connected!

Dani wrote on September 13, 2015, 02:04 :

We have multifunctional devices in our pockets that do everything. We can no longer imagine a world without them. With the Now Mobility project, our endeavor is to apply and integrate existing technology into the wheelchair.  Once considered a medical device, the wheelchair is now able to evolve into a dynamic freedom device- a lifestyle option- one whose capabilities accurately reflects our times. This means features such as being able to toggle from joystick to smartphone control, motion control through the phone, navigation and GPS, autonomous driving, assisted driving or remote control, valet parking, accessibility ratings, and social networking features. By tomorrow, our prototype will consist of a custom built power attachment on a manual wheelchair, which will communicate to the steering application. We imagine that the technology that can potentially be programmed in will change the industry standards and impact the lives of wheelchair users.

Jacob Teitelbaum wrote on September 13, 2015, 02:02 :

Just laster cut a backboard for the motors , 8x passes to get it out. Lets hope it works. 

Mike Kelley wrote on September 13, 2015, 01:30 :

The joys of motor control systems. Had a H-bridge failure, and had to rush to convert to a new type of driver in the 11th hour. everything is back under control. Custom gearing sets cut on water jet, 3d printing motor mounts and other goodies. Hope to be installing motors and drive control systems shortly so that we can test the smartphone integration with the chair. will admit im curious to see how our motors borrowed out of cordless drills perform. 

Danny Kurtzman wrote on September 12, 2015, 22:52 :

Just picked up last minute hardware for the wheelchair. Hopefully in a couple hours we will get to experience the smartphone driving capabilities. Cross you fingers.


Spencer Stein wrote on September 12, 2015, 21:48 :

The storyboard is underway! After hours of discussion, we have finally consolidated our vision into a compelling story, with a clear problem, solution, implementation strategy.