nir shalom: amigo dog wheelchair nir shalom: amigo dog wheelchair
apr 15, 2011

nir shalom: amigo dog wheelchair

‘amigo’ by nir shalom image courtesy of nir shalom

israeli industrial designer nir shalom presents his canine prosthetic as part of ‘thinking hands’, an exhibition in ventura lambrate at milan design week 2011. the device attaches at the hips of small dogs with disabled rear legs and allows for increased mobility over other dog wheelchairs due to the dynamic and more independently moving supports.an elastic knee joint is set backwards, allowing dogs to access stairs and lay down and sit up on their own.  

laying down image courtesy of nir shalom

still in a prototype stage, the ‘amigo’ – fabricated out of aluminum, molded plastic and custom padding with durable rubber wheels – is constructed on a per dog basis to ensure a proper fit.

3/4 view image © designboom

legs are velcroed into straps and rest on a padded bar image © designboom

the dog’s main body sits in a padded and contoured shell image © designboom

detail image © designboom

  • sooo cute

    jason says:
  • AWESOME!!!!

    Lara says:
  • awww! Great! Most usefull thing saw here! Awesome job!

    ivan says:
  • this is beautiful

    w says:
  • PURE DESIGN
    Congratulations

    né santelmo says:
  • I FUCKING LOVE ITTT!!! AWESOME DESIGN, THIS IS DESIGN =D

    jo says:
  • really good! i’m moving!

    boy wonder says:
  • This is the meaning of true design

    Konstantinos says:
  • un saludo desde lima peru en sudamerica
    gracias por pensar en los animalitos que necesitan ayuda. gracias por darles la oportunidad de una vida mejor.
    saludos cecilia

    cecilia says:
  • Great great work!!!! looks great and really helps!!! it is the reson we are designers to help!!! that is what i belive!!!

    Dana says:
  • Oh my God ! Where to buy ??

    kris says:
  • Hi , i had my toy poodle attacked by other dog and left her with broken spinal cord , which left her back legs paralyzed ,
    just sow this wonderful product ,, Amigo chair ,, and wonder how can i order it for my little girl, ?

    katya says:
  • I am interested in contacting the developers of nir shalom: amigo dog wheelchair. How do I do this?
    Thank you for your attention

    Ronald Sommer says:
  • Where to buy in Brazil?

    Denilson Cahves de Oliveira says:
  • How much this wheelchair? Where can I to buy in Brazil? Thanks!

    Mariana says:
  • What an amazing design! How do I find more information about purchasing this dog wheel chair design? Please let me know!

    Dana says:
  • Hello there!! does anyone knows were can I buy it in Europe or USA?

    MARCO says:
  • Onde posso comprar???
    Where I can buy?
    In France.
    I have a PUG.
    PLEASE.
    TKS.

    Lucia Bressan says:
  • Hi,
    I have a 3 years old lovely Shih Tzu, he is having some issues with his rear legs just like the dog in the video. It aches so much to see Alex, my dog not able to do his ADL’S. Please, where can I get this for my best friend, heck, my son. I am begging you, where in New York, USA can I get one. Thanks.

    Ramon Santos says:
  • Hi,
    I have a wheaton terrier who is paralyzed in the rear and would love to get her one of these. Please contact me and let me know how to get her one.
    Thank you
    Hilda

    Hilda Snyder says:
  • Where can I buy this chair. Have some site where delivery BRAZIL?

    Kauani says:
  • my doggie also has no use in his back legs would like more information, like were to buy one and how much it is. I am in PA, USA

    nydia robles says:
  • Where can I buy the amigo dog wheelchair? I’m in the US. Thanks!

    Amy Burnette says:
  • I have learned that designer of the Amigo Dog WheelChair, Nir Shalom, designed this for the company Nekuda DM.

    I found them on facebook, and they responded within 24 hours.

    They stated they “have partnered for commercialization of Amigo with the leading dog wheelchair manufacturer.”

    Everyone should bombard them with messages on facebook, and let them know this needs to come fruition now or at least given an ETA.

    Diddy says:
  • Hello friends! I’m Mariah of Sao Paulo, Brazil. I have a beagle with limited mobility in the hind legs. I really need this chair to help my friend’s life. This model is the most functional and comfortable. I Please, how can I buy? I hope an answer. Thank you. Mariah

    Mariah Silva says:
  • This is a MUST!!! What can we do to get this to market???? I so get it that the creator understands and LOVES dogs!!!! My dog will need this soon and I hope that when she does, it will be available in the open market (customized, I understand). Please keep going forward with this!! CB

    Carolyn Burgess says:

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