Hyderabad, 9th February, 2023: Sidartha Pathi and Sathwik Reddy, B.Des(Hons.)- Product Design students at Woxsen University (All India Top Pvt. Design School, IIRF 2021), have contributed to the ongoing “my UDAAN” project at IIT, Hyderabad. myUDAAN is an application that connects users to mobility products and services.
This project is part of their two-month summer internship at IIT, Hyderabad. During this phase, Sidartha & Sathwik played a crucial role in designing an ergonomic & battery powered clip-on called VGO. This is an external attachment that converts wheelchair into a safe electric three-wheeler.
VGO has become one of the most important inventions in the motorized wheelchair category, that enhances both utility and mobility. This innovation also addresses the aspect of environmental responsibility as it is fully electric and can be charged at dedicated docking stations. This wheelchair is ergonomically designed and is compact enough, enabling users to commute within shopping malls, airports, metros etc. With the finishing touches in progress, the VGO is slated to launch soon.
Unique Features of VGO Enabled Wheelchair
- A powerful VLDC motor
- Smart LFP battery
- Easy to attach & detach
- Geo-fencing & real-time GPS tracking
Prof. Santosh Kocherlakota, Assistant Professor- School of Arts & Design said, “By contributing to this mobility design project, Sidhartha Pathi and Sathwik Reddy are genuinely helping the specially abled community, while also further justifying the value that design can add for the betterment of the society.”