Permobil specialise in wheelchairs and is world renowned within their field for well engineered proucts developed through in-depth engagement with user groups. Most of their products evolve around the aim to enhance mobility in the daily life of impaired users. This often includes ergonomic customisation, but my work as an intern explored the possibilities for a customisation of design elements as well.
One such study led to a varied collection of rim designs to a new pediatric power wheelchair. Through an iterative process of sketching, a range of themes were defined and later developed into prototypes through computer modelling. The result of the study was six different 3D printed designs , ready for further development.