Wheels Up

Amanda Gelb

Wheels Up is a tool that enables those in wheelchairs to climb a curb or a few steps. It utilizes new applications of material and mechanism.


Curbs without a curb cut.
Pesky elevator apartment buildings with 3 shallow stairs before the entrance.
How can persons who use wheelchairs go up a few stairs autonomously?

I’ve built a tool that will enable powerchairs to ascend one step and manual wheelchairs to ascend a few steps. Without assistance. Designed hand-in-hand with the input of 100 wheelchair users.

Device Features: lightweight, portable, low-cost, minimal time to set up, adheres easily to the chair with minimal footprint.