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RoChair makes it easier for disabled to get around

10/11/2011, Getting around in a wheelchair can be quite a challenging proposition, especially when the proper infrastructure is not in place. Those who can afford lighter wheelchairs that are more nimble will definitely be less tired after pushing themselves around...

IntelliWheels AGS wheelchair with gear system

07/25/2011, Sometimes, do you wonder how come something that seemed so simple and yet effective was thought up by another person instead of you? Case in point – wheelchairs. Scott Daigle, a graduate engineering student at the University of Illinois, took the...

Robotic wheelchair offer independence to the elderly

05/26/2011, If you’re getting on in your years and think that you would prefer the company of robots instead of grown up children who treat you nice just because of the potential inheritance that they might receive upon your demise, would you rather move over...

Wheelchair that uses a laser scanner to “see”

05/18/2011, The folks over at Sweden’s Lulea University of Technology have developed an electric wheelchair that can “see” for its user. Designed for visually impaired passengers, the wheelchair uses a laser scanner to generate a 3D map of the...

Smart wheelchairs coming your way, Prof X places order

04/14/2011, Professor Xavier of the X-Men has this psychic controlled wheelchair, but that doesn’t good ol’ Chuck should be wasting some of those powers to move around Shi’iar technology when roboticists over at the Case Western Reserve University...

Speedster Wheelchair has some serious attitude

01/31/2011, Just because you’ve got to get around in a wheelchair doesn’t mean you can’t be part of the modding culture, as evident by this rather mean looking Speedster Wheelchair. Boasting 21” custom chrome alloy wheels, it will sport (no pun...

Wheelchair-tank banned from the streets

01/21/2011, Having to be in a wheelchair due to arthritis isn’t fun, but it probably gets worse when the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency tells you that your wheelchair isn’t allowed on British roads anymore – since it has been classed as a tank. You’d...

Wheelchair to become more accessible across terrain

01/11/2011, Battlefield technology is once again brought to everyday use, this time with the wheelchair as the object in focus. Terrain sensing control systems that were specially designed for the guidance of autonomous vehicles on the battlefield are being...

Wheelchair relies on reverse force to make full use of your muscles

10/04/2010, The Create the Future Design Contest is over, and when the dust has settled, the grand prize has emerged. Kudos to Salim Nasser from Florida who came up with this wheelchair that boasts an integrated mechanism that will operate using a pulling action...

Swiss Researchers Showcase A Brain-controlled Wheelchair

09/10/2010, The smart researchers over at the EPFL in Switzerland have come up with a cool brain-controlled wheelchair. This wheelchair will rely on EEG readings to detect specific brain patterns and when combined with artificial intelligence will allow for shared...

Leeding E.D.G.E concept wheelchair

08/30/2010, Wheelchairs are great tools to help the disabled get around quickly and efficiently, but do you feel that there could be further improvements introduced into a wheelchair for future generations? The Leeding E.D.G.E concept might just do the trick, as it...

Futuristic Wheelchair

04/02/2010, While none of us want to be confined in a wheelchair, if we ever are, this futuristic concept wheelchair would probably the one that we’d pick. It offers a teardrop extrusion located at the back to help negate the negative effects of contemporary...

Lightweight wheelchair is special

12/15/2009, If you think that life without a limb is hard, how about having only one limb to survive? When that happens, even getting around on a wheelchair is more or less impossible, but thanks to designer Mark Veljkovich, he has come up with this extremely...