Who invented the wheelchair?

Answer Phillip II of Spain invented the very first wheelchair at least four centuries ago. However, in terms of modern models, Harry Jennings invented the first folding wheelchair, made of steel, in 1932.... Read More »

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Who invented the electric wheelchair?

Canadian inventor George Johann Klein invented the motorized wheelchair, or electric-powered wheelchair (EPW), in the 1950s. Created for WWII veterans, the EPW helps the disabled person control the... Read More »

Who invented the manual wheelchair?

Early versions of chairs with wheels were recorded as far back as 530 B.C. in Greece. Stephen Farfler, a paraplegic watchmaker, built his own self-propelled wheelchair in 1655 at age 22. The first ... Read More »

Who invented the power wheelchair?

The electric power wheelchair was invented by George J. Klein in 1950. An inventor of many things, his purpose in developing the electric wheelchair was to aid disabled veterans of World War II.Sou... Read More »

Who invented the wheelchair ramp?

Philip L. Petersen of California invented the portable wheelchair ramp. The ramp was designed to permit a wheelchair to negotiate steps with or without an assistant, as well as for storage and tran... Read More »