Vertical Platform: Easy access to public transport for the disabled
Using public vehicle can be a challenging task for the able-bodied, so one can imagine how hard it must be for the differently-abled. However, a young Brazilian designer, Daniele Adamo Andreos, has come up with an innovative lifting system design that will help physically disabled people in boarding and de-boarding public transport. Winning entry at the IF Product Design Award 2008, the Vertical Platform will allow a wheelchair-user to get in and out of an urban bus. The modular system transforms into a platform to lift the disabled into the vehicle. When closed it turns into a staircase for normal users. Moreover, the entire system is finished with sustainable ABS plastic and galvanized steel, supporting the eco-drive going on across the world.