Diseño y construcción de un abrepuertas automático casero para usuarios de sillas de ruedas

  • Héctor Macías
  • Michel Alvarez
  • Jorge Letechipia

Abstract

 

Wheelchair users usually have difficulties opening and closing doors. Automatic door openers give independence to wheelchair users by allowing them to go in and out of their homes in an autonomous way. To increase the safety and independence of wheelchair users we designed an automatic door opener. The design took into consideration the characteristics of commercial door openers, the needs of potential users and the international standard for these devices. This work describes the design and construction of an automatic door opener for home use that is well adapted to Mexican wheelchair users. It also presents the advantages of our device over commercial door openers as well as some suggested modifications to improve the design.

Published
2003-03-15
How to Cite
Macías, H., Alvarez, M., & Letechipia, J. (2003). Diseño y construcción de un abrepuertas automático casero para usuarios de sillas de ruedas. Mexican Journal of Biomedical Engineering, 24(1), 6-13. Retrieved from http://rmib.mx/index.php/rmib/article/view/276
Section
Research Articles