With latest developments in technology, modern designers seems to prefer the minimalistic approach in their designs. Inspired by the hubless motorcycles and bicycles, designer Jonathan O’Conner has designed a ‘hubless wheelchair’ that will make commuting effortless for the physically challenged. Intended for young and active disabled individuals, the hubless wheelchair comes with a supportive mesh fabric seat suspended on a lightweight carbon fiber frame. The pushrim, extends past the tire and connects to the rotating center-free rim, while the outer rim (tire and pushrim) bear down on a non-rotating inner rim that is directly attached to the frame. Hubless wheels not just give a sleek look to the wheelchair, but they also help the user to move freely and briskly without putting too much effort.
Hubless Wheelchair: Effortless commuting for the physically challenged