Five of the coolest wheelchairs

Five of the coolest wheelchairs
Five of the coolest wheelchairs
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Wheelchair
Wheelchair

No matter what cynics say, people care about each other. Including about the disabled, whose life is darkened by the inability to move independently. For such people, there are wheelchairs, manual and automatic. But humanity does not stop there. See an overview of the most advanced and technically advanced wheelchairs available today.

Armchair-tank

The tank chair in the photo above was made by a guy whose wife was very enraged by the speed limits and low permeability of her usual electric wheelchair. This caterpillar monster (in the sense, a chair, not a wife) is capable of wading through mud, streams, start-ups, snow and gravel. The creator writes on his website: “It turns out that other people also need a chair-tank, this is my duty, and I will build them.” I wonder if it is necessary to obtain the rights to manage such a miracle of technology?

Upgraded Segway

Wheelchair
Wheelchair

Spanish designer Josep Mora decided to adapt a regular Segway for people with reduced mobility.

(The Segway, or Segway PT, is a two-wheeled, self-balancing personal vehicle invented by Dean Kamen. It was introduced in December 2001).

Joseph added a seat, a handbrake to keep the device accurately upright even when stationary, and a foldable handle. Seems like some really useful enhancements. Demonstration on video:

Aybot

Wheelchair
Wheelchair

No one can beat Ibot, the incredible self-balancing wheelchair designed by Segway inventor Dan Kamen. In addition to the two small wheels at the front, Aibot has two pairs of motorized wheels at the back, on one of which the entire chair can be balanced using a gyroscope. The first advantage of this system is the additional height for the rider (you never know what high shelf you need to reach). The second advantage is the intimidating ability to climb stairs. This function is clearly illustrated in the video from the official website.

Porsche P-gas

Wheelchair
Wheelchair

So far, the Aibot-inspired Porshce P’gasus, which exists only in the project, is also a balanced system based on a gyroscope. Be that as it may, Aybot lifts the rider higher, keeping in a sitting position, and P-gas slowly puts you in an almost vertical position, seemingly pulling up almost to the height of your height. The technical details have yet to be worked out, but hopefully something good will come out of this minimalistic design.

Toyota Airrial

Wheelchair
Wheelchair

Presented by Toyota as a “personal mobile vehicle,” this project seems to be very popular with both paralyzed people and people without problems with independent movement, who have enough money, but have weakened senses. The rear end of the Irial (I-real) lowers when the seat accelerates and reaches top speed (18 mph), and sensors warn the driver of approaching obstacles with vibration and audible alarms. In addition, it warns others with light and noise.

PS The future belongs to walking chairs?

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