Conceived by four university students from ETH Zurich + ZHDK, Scewo is a self-balancing wheelchair that can go up and down the stairs safely and smoothly. The aim of the project is to combine the new technologies and an aesthetic design.
Its self-balancing technology enables rotating on spot and driving over curbs without getting stuck. The big wheels can go over obstacles without entanglement. It’s compact size allows to fit trough all standard doors and maneuver easily indoors. The user interface is kept minimal without reducing any functionality. The design is functional and allows for many adjustments in the seating position.
The well established rubber tracks give a smooth and safe ride on the stairs. Thanks to the very wide base of the rigid tracks the chair is stable even on spiral stair cases. Transitioning on and off the stair is automated and accomplished by the push of a button.
all images and video courtesy of Scewo