Mankind has been making use of wheelchairs to assist people living with disabilities for thousands of years. And from the very first attempts, nothing more than re-purposed wheelbarrows really, through to the electric wheelchairs of today and the incredible inventions still to come, wheelchair designs and technology have certainly come a long way.
In the infographic below, we plot a course through wheelchair history, from the earliest efforts and the first self-propelled wheelchairs, through to modern foldable wheelchairs and electric mobility scooters.
You can download the infographic here.
Got any interesting facts about wheelchair history, or own an antique wheelchair yourself?