Originally designed to be used on a bicycle, the Morph Wheel is a foldable wheel compatible with any wheelchair that can accommodate a quick-release axle. When folded, the wheel is compact enough to fit in tight spaces, like a sports bag or under a seat on an airplane. In this state, the diameter of the wheel is reduced from 24 inches to 32 x 12.5 inches. There are no tools necessary to fold or unfold the wheel, which makes for a user friendly experience.
Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.