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Wijit: Lever Drive and Braking System for Manual Wheelchair

December 12, 2016

 About the project

Wijit is a lever drive with forward, neutral, reverse, and braking system for wheelchairs. Bryan Watwood created it after suffering a traffic accident while cycling. It reduces the force needed to move the wheelchair and allows for faster travel than conventional wheelchairs. His invention is available through

How Does It Work?

Wijit is a wheelchair wheel, which includes an innovative lever drive system with forward, neutral, reverse, and braking positions. It reduces the amount of force needed to push the wheelchair up to a factor of three. Its gear system works similarly to that of a bike and the wheels are easy to install.