Emerging Product Designer of the Year 2019 / Transportation / Student

Row 1-Airport wheelchair system

  • Prizes
    Platinum in Transportation/Aircraft/Aerospace
  • Lead Designer
    Ciara Crawford
  • Project Link
  • University
    University Of Limerick

At the moment there is a lack of focus on the accessibility of aircraft or aircraft seats for people with reduced mobility. Most designs are focused on making the seats smaller and lighter, with less legroom. These designs reduced the amount of independence and freedom for passengers with reduced mobility.I designed a seat that would take the passenger from the check-in desk at the airport, to their destination, allowing for easy access to the aircraft and the bathroom on board & hopefully allowing them to remain as independent as possible by reducing the number of seat transfer they must do.

Photo Credit: Ciara Crawford