Wheel chairs were invented in
The design of wheelchairs is very important as there are a lot of people in need of wheelchairs, basic or to fit their sporting needs
Wheelchairs need to be fast to improve the competitiveness of the sports played and to make them more exciting
They are often based on properties of animals and fast animals too
Wheelchairs need to be stable because especially in a sport like wheelchair rugby it is very brutal and they need to be able to 'bounce back up' or not fall over as much.
Also, they need to be close to the ground for easy access when they do fall over.
Usually lightweight aluminium and carbon fibre
=Number of materials racing wheelchairs are made of
By Gemma Baxter