Modification of the Two Wheeler Vehicle for Physically Challenged Persons
|E.S.Esakkiraj1, S.Neeraj2, M.Mohammed Mubeen Ali2, N.Habeeb Mohamed2, E.Daranidaran 2
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According to the census of 2001, in India the population of physically challenged people was about 21,906,769 which are about 2.1 Percent of the total population out of which 12.6 million are males and 9.3 million are females. In this the people who have disability in movement makes up to 6,105,477 which is about 0.6% of the total population. People with disability in their legs are able to drive a physically challenged vehicle designed with dummy rear axle. It is not possible for a person with disability in their hands to drive such a vehicle as the vehicle’s control system is present in the hands. For a hand disabled person driving a vehicle is possible by legs will be possible if the entire vehicle’s control is transferred to legs. The leg-operated vehicle is fabricated by using simple mechanisms for steering, acceleration and braking which will enable the person to drive the vehicle.