Structural Design and Analysis of Ring Steering Wheel for Old-Age Walking Vehicle

  • Guo-Wei Weng
  • Yi-Jui ChiuEmail author
  • Qi-chao Li
  • Wen-jun Liu
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1107)


In recent years, the aging of our country has intensified, and the needs of the elderly have been paid more and more attention. In order to meet the travel needs of the elderly, the old-age walking vehicle came into being. However, there are many problems with the old-age walking vehicle on the market. The paper started from the angle of human body size and psychological and behavioral characteristics of the elderly, based on the design concepts of humanization, emotional design and green design, then uses Solidworks software to design the ring steering wheel structure, and uses ANSYS finite element analysis to carry out mechanical analysis and modal analysis of the ring wheel mechanism of the elderly generation walker. The results show that the designed indicators meet the requirements of the work.


Steering wheel Old-age walking vehicle Structural design 



This study was funded by the Provincial Entrepreneurship Training Project of University Students No. 41619011 of Xiamen University of Technology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guo-Wei Weng
    • 1
  • Yi-Jui Chiu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Qi-chao Li
    • 1
  • Wen-jun Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mechanical and Automotive EngineeringXiamen University of TechnologyXiamenChina

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