Abstract: In India the number of disabled individuals is increasing every year. Mobility aids are useful for patients for transportation and a replacement for walking especially in indoor and outdoor environment . Wheelchairs and stretchers are the most commonly used medical equipment for the transportation of patients . Transferring the patients from wheelchair to stretcher or to the medical bed is always an issue for the attendant or nurse. Understanding the various issues regarding the mobility equipment and introducing a better design will be an asset for the medical field and a helping hand for disabled individual. There is a need for a “WHEELCHAIR CUM STRETCHER” to facilitate the disabled patient’s mobility and to provide a novel medical equipment for use in the Indian hospitals. Adopting various kinds of research methods helped to obtain more information about hospital mobility aids and for data collection.
Keywords: Wheel chair , Stretcher , Wheels gas , Principle of Welding .