New York is not a wheelchair-friendly city, and I found them a rare sight when I lived there. But out here in the country, mobility scooters are so common that I see them being used every time I go to the supermarket.
One thing I’ve never seen is a wheelchair or mobility scooter with integrated rain protection. British industrial design consultancy Nyker Design has tackled this, at least for mobility scooters, with their Scooterpac folding canopy:
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“We aimed to offer a bolt-on solution which can be deployed when needed. This was achieved through a novel multi-stage folding mechanism that can be fixed to any mobility scooter.”
Here’s how you deploy it: