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Vietnamese university gives disabled people detachable-motor wheelchairs

Sunday, January 27, 2019, 18:05 GMT+7
Vietnamese university gives disabled people detachable-motor wheelchairs
People with disabilities are showed how to use Duy Tan University’s wheelchairs in Da Nang, Vietnam, January 26, 2019. Photo: Truong Trung / Tuoi Tre

A university in Da Nang City gave free wheelchairs with removable drive units that it designed to disabled people on Saturday.

The ten modular wheelchairs were created by undergraduates and a lecturer from the Center of Electrical Engineering at Duy Tan University.

Each of the wheelchairs features an electric motor that enables them to be more maneuverable in narrow spaces when it is detached, and helps users travel a longer way without being too tired.

Dang Ngoc Trung, the lecturer who led the students, said his group wanted to make wheelchairs that allow people with disabilities to move easily in different places unaided.

People with disabilities sit in wheelchairs provided by Duy Tan University in Da Nang, Vietnam, January 26, 2019. Photo: Truong Trung / Tuoi Tre
People with disabilities sit in wheelchairs provided by Duy Tan University in Da Nang, Vietnam, January 26, 2019. Photo: Truong Trung / Tuoi Tre
People show a person with disabilities how to use a wheelchair given by Duy Tan University in Da Nang, Vietnam, January 26, 2019. Photo: Truong Trung / Tuoi Tre
People show a person with disabilities how to use a wheelchair given by Duy Tan University in Da Nang, Vietnam, January 26, 2019. Photo: Truong Trung / Tuoi Tre

The drive units are powered by batteries that are light but strong enough to last users who want to travel 30-40 kilometers straight, Trung said, adding that such college-made wheelchairs would be a success if they were put on market sale.

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