Convertible: Functional Stairs
Did you ever consider what the life like is for a disabled person that is confined to a wheelchair? A simple staircase can become an unreachable point that cannot be overcome without a help of special equipment, which is often missing in the public places. Korean designer Chan Wen Jie has taken this problem into consideration and created an amazing invention – a convertible staircase that can be converted into a ramp with a simple click.
Convertible By Chan Wen Jie
Convertible Ramp by Chan Wen Jie
User-friendly Convertible construction is a staircase that can fit into the narrowest spaces. It looks like an additional staircase that can be installed over the existing one, however, with a simple mechanism it can be transformed into a ramp for the wheelchair.
Convertible is a conceptual user-friendly staircase which can be transformed into a ramp. It’s an ingenious idea to help elderly people or anyone who has walking difficulties to climb the stairs easily and conveniently, also for those who need to carry heavy items, they can use a cart or trolley without a problem. This staircase concept aims to minimize accidental falls and injuries.
The concept, although quite simple, has enormous implications in the world of physically challenged people. Imagine that now people who cannot walk by themselves and are confined to the wheelchair, can climb up the staircase on their own with the help of a special ramp! This concept can solve many troubles of independent movement making the lives of disabled people more comfortable.
The staircase can be transformed into the ramp with a simple linkage mechanism that requires few efforts to operate. The concept has been designed for easy installation and maintenance. Pretty amazing, don’t you think?