How an award-winning design for a wheelchair by a homegrown startup, Arcatron Mobility, is helping paraplegics and disabled in India

Stroke survivor Arjan Makhijani is partially paralyzed on his right. The 90-something former bank employee suffered a stroke in 2015 and has been using a wheelchair ever since. When we approached him to test ride a first-of-its-kind, indigenously manufactured wheelchair called the Arcatron SAS100, Makhijani sportingly obliged. “I found the SAS100’s seat to be more comfortable compared to my other wheelchair. The ride was smooth,” said Makhijani, at his Kalyaninagar residence.

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