hs2 studio designs pet wheelchair for dogs with hindlimb disorders
 

hs2 studio designs pet wheelchair for dogs with hindlimb disorders

korean-based hs2 studio has come up with a concept for a pet wheelchair that can support dogs with restricted mobility. the design features a robust frame that works to alleviate some of the weight and tension on the hind-limbs of its user.

hs2 studio designs pet wheelchair for dogs with hindlimb disorders

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hs2 studio uses a mixture of metal framing, plastic components, and a set of wheels to envision the pet wheelchair. the model is kept in place with straps that wrap around the hips and the breast of the animal. an adjustable frame has been designed so the wheelchair can be used to support pets of varying sizes. meanwhile foam tubing is used to prevent any irritability from prolonged use. 

hs2 studio designs pet wheelchair for dogs with hindlimb disorders

 

 

the wheelchair could be used as a powerful rehabilitation tool, offering freedom to animals that are recovering from accidents or surgery. it could also be used as a long-term solution for pets who suffer from inherited disorders.

hs2 studio designs pet wheelchair for dogs with hindlimb disorders

hs2 studio designs pet wheelchair for dogs with hindlimb disorders

hs2 studio designs pet wheelchair for dogs with hindlimb disorders

hs2 studio designs pet wheelchair for dogs with hindlimb disorders

hs2 studio designs pet wheelchair for dogs with hindlimb disorders

hs2 studio designs pet wheelchair for dogs with hindlimb disorders

hs2 studio designs pet wheelchair for dogs with hindlimb disorders

  • While the design is absolutely beautiful, there are some practical concerns: Having built a wheelchair for my aging dog, I quickly learned that straight legs on the chair are an almost immediate issue. My first iteration looked almost identical to this structure and the weakness in his hind legs caused his legs to periodically bump against the straight legs of the chair. The solution was to flare out the chair legs midpoint. It solved the bumping issue (which is not good health wise for a pet who can barely feel his limbs – think of how diabetics can lose a limb after an abrasion on their foot). The flared legs also created greater stability for the days when my pup was peppy enough to zoom around on his front two legs.

    Jen
  • That is cruel. I put down a sweet animal because she was unable to conduct any functions aft of her mid-point. Forcing them to urinate or defecate on themselves is evil because you cannot explain the logic to a dog. Nice design but, no thanks.

    Jimmy

    Jimmy Xi

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