London design studio Layer has designed a 3D printable consumer wheelchair called the Go wheelchair. 3D printing technology allows the seat and footrest to be made to measure for each user. The design also features lightweight carbon fibre wheel spokes and a titanium foot bay.
Beyond the innovative use of 3D printing to provide customisation and improved functionality, Layer’s design presents a radical overhaul of traditional wheelchair aesthetics. The elegant form with sleek contours transforms the wheelchair from an ugly assistive device into an object of desire.