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Disabled Russian man invents self-propelled scuba-wheelchair

Scuba Wheelchair

Artist Sue Austine is known as the first man to create an underwater-wheelchair for disabled and had displayed what could be achieved with it. However, it was an expensive scuba-diving piece of hardware that was beyond common man’s reach. However, now, Igor Skikevich, a 51-years-old disabled Russian man, claims to have invented Submarine-Wheelchair – an affordable scuba-diving wheelchair.  He is seen giving a demonstration in a video.  Igor is seen doing all kind of underwater stunts and movements to show how flexible the ride is. The wheelchair features two propellers attached to rear of it. A strap is attached to the chair to keep the diver in place. Read More…

A 72-year-old Japanese man builds special wheelchair to take his wife on walks

Japanese man builds special Wheelchair
“Elders are archaic” is a general notion, but it’s not entirely applicable to those who are motivated by love. We had seen a Indian youth building a voice-controlled wheelchair for his grandfather. Now, we have Mr Tan Ban Ho, a 72-years-old retiree who has designed and assembled a set-up involving a wheelchair and a $600 unicycle. Now, he can take his wife on walks everyday without worrying about his own exertion as he is old too. He is a retired ITE lecture (electronics) and he used his experience to find this solution. The setup is working perfectly for the couple. Read More…

SafariSeat – world’s first low cost, all-terrain wheelchair

SafariSeat all terrain wheelchair

Janna Deeble, a 23-year old British inventor, brought up in Kenya, was wheelchair bound for months after a fretful skateboarding accident that left him with a broken leg. Janna didn’t take the handicap as turndown, instead the youngster dedicated time to build the SafariSeat – world’s first low cost all-terrain wheelchair that can run with equal prowess in the desert and jungle. The all-terrain wheelchair is designed primarily as a way to easy commuting issues faced by wheelchair-bound individuals in rural Africa. Read More…

Ripchair off-road wheelchair packs a four-stroke engine

Ripchair off-road wheelchair

Wheelchairs with tank treads or track chairs are a common site, but here is the Ripchair – the Land Rover of the track chair industry. Built originally for the Discovery Channel show, Howe and Howe Technologies, the Ripchair has been redesigned by brother’s Michael and Geoffrey after popular demand to help mobility-challenged people to access terrains that are otherwise inaccessible. Combining power, durability and freedom of mobility in one, the extreme off-road wheelchair is easy to control and ride. Read More…

A year-old baby rides unfettered on a homemade wheelchair

Eva Moore get homemade wheelchair

The Moore’s family in Edmonton, Canada, is one strong family, and their newest member, the little one-year-old Eva Moore a very special kid. The miracle baby survives with permanent spinal cord damage, which has left her unable to walk. Despite the odds, Eva is inspiring everyone around by adapting to the tiny wheelchair her parents have put together, so that Eva can move about independently and do most of the things other kids of her age can do. Read More…

iBot 2.0: Stair-climbing, all-terrain wheelchair is just what the doctor ordered

iBot 2.0 wheelchair

When sales of the iBot 4000, a stair-climbing wheelchair were discontinued in 2009, Segway and iBot inventor Dean Kamen wouldn’t have expected the wheelchair to be revived. Toyota thought otherwise; therefore in collaboration with Kamen’s Deka Research and Development the former has produced an improved new version of the iBot. The basics of the four-wheel-drive remain intact. The motorized wheelchair has been made more robust and gets a range of new electronics, sensors and some software integration to function more seamlessly. Read More…

Indian youth builds voice-controlled wheelchair for his grandfather

bihar boy builds voice-controlled wheel chair
Ashutosh, a resident of Bihar and a final year engineering student at Birla Institute of Technology, Patna did something remarkable to help his grandfather move around without help from others. Ashutosh knew his grandfather hates it when someone tries to help him move around, so he created a voice-controlled wheelchair for him. Fan of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, Ashutosh was also impressed by his voice-command wheelchair. No surprise that he designed and built a working model based on Hawkins’s wheelchair. Read More…

Wheelchair controlled by facial expressions, eyes and voice commands is here

Wheelie facial recognition wheelchair-1

Wheelchairs have come a long way since they were maneuvered by hand. They are now moved with the brain or steered by a motor. Now, a team of researchers in Brazil is finalizing a prototype of a wheelchair that works using facial recognition. In addition to facial expressions, the wheelchair called Wheelie can also be controlled by head movement, speech and eyes. Developed by HOO.BOX, Wheelie wants to be a handsfree solution for anyone recovering from stroke, suffering with cerebral palsy or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Read More…

World’s first 3D-printed made-to-measure wheelchair from Layer studio

3d printed wheelchair by Benjamin Hubert3
A 3D printed made-to-measure wheelchair will be launched at Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 to be held from May 24 –May 26 at 155 Clerkenwell. Dubbed as Go wheelchair, it is designed by the Layer, Benjamin Hubert’s London studio. With an intention of creating a “tool to improve the quality of life of wheelchair users”, Layer claims the wheelchair prototype was designed based on six months of research work with wheelchair users and medical professionals. Read More…