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Title:
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR ALSO USED AS ELECTRIC VEHICLE, AND ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2014012499
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

To provide an electric wheelchair also used as an electric vehicle enabling high-speed running when used as the electric vehicle where a steering unit is mounted.

Driving wheels 23 are respectively mounted on the right and left sides of a frame 21 of an electric wheelchair part 2 via in-wheel motors 22. A steering unit 3 is provided with a front tire 41 and a throttle steered by a handle 46. A controller body 36 of the electric wheelchair part 2 detects whether or not the steering unit 3 is mounted via a connector 60. The in-wheel motors 22 are respectively controlled in response to control signals from a joystick 37 when the steering unit 3 is mounted. The in-wheel motors 22 are respectively controlled in response to control signals from the throttle when the steering unit 3 is not mounted.


Inventors:
YAMADA SHINJIRO
Application Number:
JP2012000151414
Publication Date:
January 23, 2014
Filing Date:
July 05, 2012
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
YAMADA SHINJIRO
International Classes:
B62K13/00; A61G5/04; B62D1/12; B62D11/04; B62K3/16
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
特許業務法人高橋・林アンドパートナーズ