2021 / Design For Society / Design for Elders / Professional

CREW Chair

  • Prizes
    Winner in Design for Society/Design for Elders
  • Company
    Lingnan University, Hong Kong
  • Lead Designer
    Albert Ko
  • Design Team
    Brian Katona, Ian Wong
  • Other credit
    Photo By: Maggie Cheng And Tai Hu

CREW is an electric-powered wheelchair control system designed to be controlled by caregivers. The goal is to bring the benefits of powered wheelchairs to passengers who can’t control joysticks (elderly with deteriorating fine motor skills, people with Alzheimer’s, mental illnesses, or neuromuscular disorders). CREW is designed with the belief that passengers and caregivers are members of one expedition team. Their comfort, safety and joy are interdependent. Therefore, safety features of CREW aim to boost the team’s confidence and sense of control, encouraging the team to lead fuller lives

Photo Credit: Lingnan University
Credits: Photo by: Maggie Cheng and Tai Hu