The Parafree wheelchair is a sporty core-body training machine for paraplegics with the outstanding benefit of comfort in everyday use. Its design language and structure support active users in self-confidence and independence as you already know, sport can be a passion and helps reduce depression. Sport inspires hope and eases disappointments. This concept wheelchair compels the paralyzed user to keep balance permanently.
The unique and minimalist frame structure of this wheelchair is made of low-cost hydroformed industrial steel. It is light-weight as well as aluminum structure models and retains its necessary rigidity by adapting geometries known from bicycles. The flexible PARACORE base-element under an innovative customized seat-shell leads to an unstable sitting experience.
The paraplegic who is just able to use the upper part of his body defines abdominals, back muscles and in total all tiny deep muscles of the core body. The interaction of arms and core muscles leads to an upright position and reduces orthopedic damage.
The Paracore-Element of Parafree wheelchair copies the three-dimensional movements of human discogenics. This allows a wider range of interactions. Different designs allow for the foamy element to be covered over with benefits like companion-handlebar, optional back lean or luggage rack. The medical aid product “Wheelchair” thereby becomes an innovative training and minimalist streamlined product.
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Epitaph bike started as a classic cruiser but somehow along the way it becomes a beautiful sophisticated bike. Available in only limited edition of 12 bikes, each one features a custom crafted wheel set where you can mount a total of 4 low profile tires. It’s been designed with powder coated steel frame and oversized double crown fork. Leather seats, frame inserts, and grips are hand crafted from scratch. To identify the uniqueness of Epitaph bike, the seat is laser engraved with Roman Numerals to identify built number.
eLink concept vehicle has won Michelin Design Challenge 2013 with its unique concept based on the theme “Half! Lightweight with Passion”. In the future, driving a car will become an expensive lifestyle due to the rising fuel costs, tolls and parking fees, especially in the city. Driving is not enjoyable anymore, it becomes less fun due to crowded street, there won’t enough parking spaces as well. People would look for alternative transportation, fun and eco friendly to travel long distance, and an electric SUV would become a nice reason to get out on the road. It’s a green way to travel without reducing the joy of driving.
Designer : Jorge Biosca Martí
eLink is a lightweight electric SUV with 4 wheel drive system, each wheel utilizes Michelin Active Wheel technology and there’s individual electric motor to control the vehicle direction linked to the steering wheel via wireless system. The body is made of stretched lightweight tensile fabric along with integrated thin film solar panels on a tubular structure made of Thermoplastic Composite Materials. These materials are lightweight, durable and feature infinite shelf life.