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India accounts 2.1% of its population for the paraplegic individuals and the count is increasing. Now in case of an emergency, these individuals face a lot of problem while transferring them from their wheelchairs onto a stretcher. Hence to avoid this issue, a dual-purpose wheelchair is proposed in order to solve this major issue. A dual-purpose wheelchair facilitates a wheelchair [sitting mode] and a stretcher [sleeping mode] which helps the individuals to sit or sleep with much ease. Also in case of an emergency, they won’t be required to shift from a wheelchair onto a stretcher, avoiding further risks. The design of wheelchair is done keeping in mind the ergonomics and the cost of production, which makes it more comfortable and affordable for everyone. These dual-purpose wheelchairs can be can be used in schools, colleges, offices, industries and hospitals in case of an emergency. We have also fixed sanitizing mechanism onto the wheelchair so as to keep preventive measures of current COVID-19 pandemic and other viruses away from the individuals/patients.
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