Back on topic. It is a logical innovation and as designed has a small footprint and weight.
What are the costs involved and who has the agency?
Last edited by slow_runner; 03-17-2017 at 08:23 PM.
I noticed the user got on the lift backwards, which indicates it probably is to narrow to do the turn going forward, with feet in the way. Similarly, I would guess many power chairs would have a difficult time making that turn on a narrow platform. The exception might be some RWD chairs getting on backwards. But, the still might not be possible, since most chairs have some anti-tip rollers/casters sticking out the back, eating into their turning radius. For instance, if I back up right to a wall and turn, I end up 3-4 inches away from the wall. However, if the lift is over 30 inches wide then it's probably fine. And, if it is 36 inches, you can probably get on it with most chairs, forward or backward.
These videos make it seem quite narrow.
Here's the brochure. At 26.77 inches wide, that is probably too narrow for most power chairs without some back and forth action.
Maybe this is complicating things..
Perhaps a turntable could be integrated? It would lessen the amount of maneuvering and minimise the risk of overshooting.