04/16/2010, Looks like the Chariot Skates has been delayed time and again, where it will finally arrive this August despite being announced since 2009. You can read all about it in our take on the Chariot Skates last December, where we now have one more extremely important point for your consideration – the Chariot Skates will retail for an insane $11,000!
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 wheelchairs, but let’s face it, it looks incredibly cool. Aside from being the coolest wheelchair on the block, it also offers the ability to be controlled by […]
01/14/2010, This Indoor Personal Mobility Robot seems like something that would be really useful to the elderly or disabled. Basically this wheelchair can guess where the person seated wants to go, and go in that direction. The direction desired is deduced as the chair detects a left or right movement of the person. The chair has 2 cameras that pop out near the top, giving it a bit of a bug-like […]
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 lightweight and minimal wheelchair which allows one to navigate around on a wheelchair with but a solitary limb. Made from a lightweight skeleton with a […]
12/14/2009, No longer do you need to be confined to flat and gradual slopes if you’re in a wheelchair – Action Manufacturing ensures you can even live a rough and tumble lifestlye outdoors with their Action Trackchair. The Action Trackchair is basically a motorized wheelchair with tank-like tracks for its wheels, allowing you to traverse all sorts of terrain (short of floating on water, of course) just in case you’re feeling […]
11/20/2009, Dynamics Controls managed to integrate an iPhone with its power wheelchair electronics, allowing iPhone or iPod touch owners in such a wheelchair to navigate using their device instead for a different experience. This solution also will show off the current speed, battery life and relevant wheelchair information in an easy-to-understand manner at a glance.
10/12/2009, Gu JiaWei’s iTilta superchair is one concept design that will surely revolutionize the way we see wheelchairs – after all, it is a flexible structure complete with pressure transmission tappet that makes it a snap to get in and out. We’re pretty sure that users of this in the future won’t mind having something like it to get around in style, but current technology doesn’t look too likely that it […]
10/02/2009, Just when you thought that all wheelchairs were created equal, along comes the Roll Charge Light Protect wheelchair that might sound rather ostentatious, although it is all about safety. The rims will feature LEDs which obtain their power from the wheels’ motion, which in turn (no pun intended) will help the occupant have a clearer look at their surroundings as well as making them visible to people around – nifty […]
09/24/2009, Wheelchairs help the disabled get up and about, but many times they are thwarted by poor planning and layout of an area that makes it disabled unfriendly. The CARRIER Wheelchair can be said to be the Hummer of them all, where it is more than capable of traversing just about any terrain or situation, be it stairs or steep inclines. This is made possible by its frame that was specially […]
07/07/2009, The tongue controller device looks set to revolutionize the world of quadriplegics by providing them with the ability to operate external devices like wheelchairs and computers thanks to a tiny magnet that is no larger than a grain of rice being attached to the patient’s tongue with tissue adhesive. Any movement of this magnetic tracer will be detected by an array of magnetic field sensors mounted on wireless headphones worn […]
06/30/2009, Parabasetec has made the sport of golfing accessible to those in wheelchairs thanks to the Paramobile. This powered wheelchair is not only suitable for the physically disabled to go through the entire 18 holes, it also works great for other outdoor activity such as hunting and archery among others – basically activities that require standing although not necessarily walking. We wonder just how many golf course operators would actually take […]
05/03/2009, Researchers from the University of Zaragoza, Spain, have successfully come up with a working prototype of a wheelchair that operates by thought alone. It will offer options on a display on where one is able to go, where the system will then interpret EEG waves as the user focuses on the preferred destination, where the wheelchair will then move accordingly. We suppose this is somewhat similar to thought-controlled game controllers […]