Tag: Wheelchair

  • Indoor Personal Mobility Robot wheelchair knows where you want to go

    Indoor Personal Mobility Robot wheelchair knows where you want to go

    The Indoor Personal Mobility Robot will have a lot of things that it ‘could’ do but hell no, it stops short to help the needy, and oh boy! It sure does a swell, swell job. Totally Japanese by nature, the robot wheelchair can guess where the person seated wants to go. The directions that have…

  • LIDAR Equipped Wheelchair Being Designed for the Blind and Physically Disabled

    LIDAR Equipped Wheelchair Being Designed for the Blind and Physically Disabled

    GPS enabled devices have taken on a new avatar for helping the disabled. A wheelchair that was designed by developed at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania USA, uses LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) to assist the blind and the physically disabled with getting around in cities. The system used is able to pinpoint the wheelchair’s current…

  • Scooter gets competition from the futuristic wheelchair

    Scooter gets competition from the futuristic wheelchair

    The universal vehicle named as Rodem operates for about 4 hours per charge. The most notable feature is the accelerator that is done by using a joystick. The highest speed is 2 miles per hour so I don’t think this will be giving the scooters a run for their money. Ok so it is electric,…

  • Tongue controller can help the physically challenged

    Tongue controller can help the physically challenged

    Finally we have something that can give the physically challenged a ray of hope as far as mobility is concerned. As the name suggests, the controller allows users to maneuver their wheelchairs with the help of a novel technology. This involves a small magnet that’s attached to the participant’s tongue with a tissue adhesive. This…

  • Thought controlled wheelchair being developed by Toyota

    Thought controlled wheelchair being developed by Toyota

    The world’s largest automobile maker, Toyota, is currently developing its Brain Machine Interface, which uses thought control and brain wave analysis technologies to make life better for elderly and handicapped people. By attaching a series of electrodes to the scalp of the head, it helps to measure the brain activities that are associated with certain…

  • Mind-controlled prototype wheelchair is unbelievable

    Mind-controlled prototype wheelchair is unbelievable

    The mind-controlled wheelchair’s prototype has been developed at the University of Zaragoza in Spain. It uses an EEG cap worn on the head, using a P300 neurophysiological protocol and automated navigation. This is how it works. The user sees a real-time visualization of his surroundings on the screen in front of him and then concentrates…

  • NEC develops wheelchair for Stephen Hawking

    NEC develops wheelchair for Stephen Hawking

    NEC along with Japan’s Chiba institute of technology have developed the robotic wheelchair. It makes use of GPS co-ordinates to determine its location and has a sensors attached to its body for avoiding obstacles and to generate a route to move on. It has a special set of wheels which allows it to move in…

  • All terrain wheelchair could reduce paralyzed blues

    All terrain wheelchair could reduce paralyzed blues

    The deadly illness known as Lou Gehrig’s disease paralyzed Travis Watkin’s dad to a wheelchair but he with the help of a Southwest Florida university and fellow students, built an Off-Road Wheelchair for his dad to explore the beach. Watkins, 28, wanted to solve the problem faced by many wheelchair bound people, i.e. the ability…

  • Allegro Medical Jet Powered Concept Wheelchair

    Allegro Medical Jet Powered Concept Wheelchair

    We have come across the jet-powered scooter, minivan, bike, and wings and even taken a crap in a toilet, but this is the first time we are coming across a Jet Powered Wheelchair; even if it’s a farce. As Allegro puts it here are the specs: * 0-300 mph in 4.2 seconds * Run-flat high…

  • Future Chairs presents Free Sprit the world’s lightest wheelchair

    Future Chairs presents Free Sprit the world’s lightest wheelchair

    Marcus Cunnington has crafted the world’s lightest manual rigid wheelchair Free Spirit that is only 6.3kg (around 13.9 pounds). Cunnington has released the Free Spirit line through his company Future Chairs. The Free Spirit is known for its features like including lightness, rigidity, durability, and shock absorption, carbon composites can be varied through different fiber…