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In Hye Kim

Lyndhurst, New Jersey, United States


Member since March 10, 2008

  • Wheelie

    Well-being, Industrial Design


    Design for a new type of animal wheelchair

    My mission is to redesign the wheelchairs that are available for disabled animals so that they can walk on their own. There are many products for disabled animals such as prosthetics, splints, etc. However, I realized there are many animals that can’t walk even if using prosthetics and splints. The wheelchair is the most important tool for mobilizing disabled animals, but the wheelchairs for animals have not been developed well. There are many good ergonomic designs for humans, but not for animals. Existing wheelchairs are made of heavy metals and don’t support the animal’s body well. Because most wheelchairs have only two wheels, they give a lot of pressure to the animal’s body and legs. By considering these things, I will design an ergonomic shaped structure using memory foam that can support disabled animals and give comfort. I want to redesign them in a way that really considers the needs of animals with disabilities. By designing fashionable wheelchairs, I want to eliminate people’s prejudice towards disabled animals and prevent disabled animals from being abandoned.

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