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Augmented wheelchair effort shows admirable regard for independence

Real life in the public space is not exactly an elegant straight line. Ramps. Boxes. "Floor is Wet" signs. Store aisles calling for multiple right and left turns to reach shelves in pursuit. No small challenge for a person ...

Robotics

Rodem robotic chair takes wheelchair concept to higher level

A Japanese company has done a rethink of the wheelchair and the result is the Rodem robotic mover—we are saying "mover" instead of wheelchair because it goes beyond sitting support into direct help to accomplish daily tasks.

Engineering

When wheelchair design can take many steps up

(Tech Xplore)—The biggest gift to someone who gets around is the gift of greater independence. Lifts for wheelchairs are available but not always in proximity. Some students got together and started thinking they might ...