News tagged with wheelchair

'Sighted' wheelchair tested

Research on an electric wheelchair that can sense it's environment and transmit information to a person who is visually impaired, has been tested at Lulea University of Technology, Sweden. Daniel Innala Ahlmark, a prospective ...

dateMay 17, 2011 in Engineering
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Are you medically prepared for a natural disaster?

Imagine having to evacuate your home quickly as 60 mph winds shatter your windows, water crawls under your front door and the electricity cuts leaving your house as dark as the inside of a coffee can. Would you be prepared? ...

dateJan 11, 2011 in Health
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Robotic suit nothing short of a miracle

In the December 7 episode of the TV hit Glee, the character Artie, a high school student who is confined to a wheelchair, gets up and starts walking. Was the device "just Hollywood magic or based on real science?" asks a ...

dateDec 22, 2010 in Engineering
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Teaching robot helps children to use wheelchair

A robotic wheelchair is being developed that will help children learn to 'drive'. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation describe the testing of ROLY -RObot-assisted ...

dateAug 12, 2010 in Other
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