# 2017



Steering wheel for disabled drivers

Aido is an advanced steering wheel designed for everyday use. The design is composed of an inner and outer wheel. The outer wheel is for turns of 90 degrees, while the inner allows for turns of up to 360 degrees. The outer wheel functions in the conventional manner, with the user positioning both hands on either side for maximum stability. The inner wheel uses an ergonomic steering knob, and when rotated, separates from the central panel to allow a free and agile turn. This added flexibility reduces the risk of crossing hands while also enabling a quicker revolution. The car’s brake and acceleration can be manipulated through a single push/pull lever on the opposite side to the knob. The flexible system of the Aido enables an enhanced driving experience through a considered reworking of the common steering wheel.

Cheung Ching (Mavis)

  • Cheung Ching (Mavis)
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design

    Mavis is a product designer from Hong Kong. During her study, she had collaborated on several design projects related to disabled community. For her final project on Master Programme at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, she developed, under the guidance of her professor Philippe Casens, the design of an innovative steering wheel for paraplegic car drivers. Mavis believes “When we design for disabled, we will all benefits-Elise Roy”. Currently, she engaged in Research Design, from Research Methodology to Product Development, working hand in hands with Social Scientists on exploring communities and social innovations topics. Her strength stays in identifying user-related insights and translating customer needs into criteria for design development. Furthermore, Mavis also interested in area related to products and services innovation, experience design, and entrepreneurship. Further information can be found at for more.more

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