Empowering wheelchair users through customizing and personalizing their wheelchairs;Transforming a medical device that is a burden to many wheelchair users into a device for self-expression and empowerment. The aim is to bond or connect the user to their wheelchair, and accordingly connecting them to the rest of the society, by creating accessories that are fully customized to the user’s needs. Two different wheel covers were designed to accommodate this wheelchair, a static wheel-cover and a dynamic wheel-cover that animates as the wheelchair moves. The project was inspired by the story of Egyptian national swimmer Eslam Abu Ali, after being involved in a car accident in 2012, got paralyzed waist down. Conquering all the obstacles by believing in himself, and later on achieving all his dreams; becoming the fastest Egyptianb, and African swimmer. This struggle to conquer the obstacles and achieving his goals were illustrated on the wheel-cover alongside with the animated cover of Eslam swimming in the back. Moreover, the seat, backrest, and arm rest, were all fabricated with breathable diamond stitched leather, with a typographic design on the back of the backrest. The rest of the wheelchair was customized to compliment the wheel-covers and the backrest
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Bahgat, Nour, "Nexus" (2018). Capstone and Graduation Projects. 129.
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