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Wheelblades let you ski on your wheelchair

04/25/2012, So you are wheelchair bound – does this mean you are unable to get around in the snow? Not really, thanks to the ingenious invention known as the Wheelblades, being small and yet high-quality skis which can be mounted to the front wheels of your...

Tek Robotic Mobilisation Device standing wheelchair

03/13/2012, Being in a wheelchair could prove to be a challenge in getting around places and doing stuff that able-bodied folks take for granted, such as getting stuff from the top shelf at a supermarket. Well, those who have a penchant for adventure can always get...

Action Trackchair, the all-terrain wheelchair

03/08/2012, Just because you are confined to a wheelchair does not mean your life is any less fulfilling. Sure, it might be a wee bit more challenging than the average person on the street due to accessibility issues in less developed countries, but that does not...

Face-controlled wheelchair might be the future

10/17/2011, We do know that life in a wheelchair is not a peach in terms of mobility, despite the strides made to make everywhere more accessible, there is still plenty of work to be done. In addition, not everyone can get around in a wheelchair by themselves –...

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...