Scalevo – The Revolutionary Stair-climbing Wheelchair!


Wheelchair drivers are confronted with unique challenges in their daily life, due to their limited mobility. Addressing stairs is one of the biggest obstacles wheelchair drivers face in their daily lives. Older buildings and cities with insufficient infrastructures are especially difficult due to their lack of accessibility options.

This revolutionary wheelchair was designed and build by 10 Zurich students studying mechanical and electrical engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and industrial design at the Zurich University of the Arts.

Scalevo – The Revolutionary Stair-climbing Wheelchair!

The wheelchair is electric powered and balances on two wheels while driving on even ground. To climb and descend stairs or overcome bigger obstacles a set of tracks can be lowered dynamically to keep the user level at all times.

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