Racing Wheelchair
WF01TR

Racing Wheelchair for RDS Co., Ltd.

A Racing wheelchair developed and designed to maximize the athlete's own abilities and improve competitive performance. The design focusing on the short-distance event is ultra-lightweight, high-rigidity and high acceleration, while improving body hold and stability when cornering. The seat position is determined by the seat position simulator SS01, including the optimization of the pushing of the players, and the manufacture is done order made.

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Unique Properties

A racing wheelchair developed and designed to maximize the athlete's own abilities and improve competitive performance. The design focusing on the short-distance event is ultra-lightweight, high-rigidity and high acceleration, while improving body hold and stability when cornering. The seat position is determined by the seat position simulator SS01, including the optimization of the rowing of the players, and the manufacture is done order made.

Tags

Wheelchair, Paralympic, Sports, Athletes, Carbon fiber,

Production Technology

CFRP Monocoque Frame

Design Challenge

The challenges in the development of the wheelchair were to flexibly adapt to the seat positions set for each athlete using the simulator, to achieve the rigidity and strength of a high performance wheelchair, and to give it a sleek styling while achieving a high level of productivity.

Project Duration

The project started in August 2017 in Japan and finished in September 2019

Operation Flow

The operating procedure is the same as that common in competitive wheelchairs. 3D scanned body shapes are applied to the seat to enhance the sense of unity between the wheelchair and the athlete. Stable and high cornering performance without disrupting the athlete's concentration during competition.

Research

The development team intended from the outset to apply the findings from the development to other wheelchairs, exploring how to set up an efficient athlete's riding position and the structural design of a high performance wheelchair. In addition to driving tests and development of fabrication techniques based on prototype prototypes, we designed the frame using FEM analysis.

Inspiration

This project began from the development of a racing wheelchair for the Paralympic Games. As the development progresses, the design team began to understand the importance of having an athlete fit perfectly in the right place. In case of prototype for test, the seating position affected the record. And the obvious data has made us easier to understand experienced athletes and communicate with each other much more about wheelchair development.

Image Credits

RDS Co., Ltd.

Project Overview

WF01TR Racing Wheelchair has been a Golden winner in the Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design award category in the year 2019 organized by the prestigious A' Design Award & Competition. The Gold A' Design Award is granted to designs that demonstrate a high level of innovation and a significant impact on their intended audience. Recognized as a major achievement by the A' Design Awards, these designs are characterized by their visionary approach and the exceptional skill of their creators. Winners of the Gold A' Design Award are noted for their ability to push the envelope in art, science, design, and technology, delivering solutions that not only meet but exceed expectations. These designs serve as benchmarks for excellence, encouraging further innovation and inspiring future generations of designers.

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Golden Recognition

Anri Sugihara was recognized with the coveted Golden A' Design Award in 2020, a testament to excellence of their work WF01TR Racing Wheelchair.

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Revolutionary Racing Wheelchair WF01TR Unveiled by Rds

Rds introduces the cutting-edge WF01TR racing wheelchair, designed to maximize athlete performance and revolutionize Paralympic sports. This ultra-lightweight, high-rigidity, and high-acceleration wheelchair sets a new standard for competitive racing, offering unparalleled stability and body hold during cornering.


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