News tagged with wheelchair

New wheelchair gets its first real-world test

(PhysOrg.com) -- The U.N. Development Programme estimates that less than 1 percent of the need for wheelchairs in developing countries is met by local production, partly because small workshops can’t exploit ...

dateFeb 18, 2010 in Engineering
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This smart wheelchair has laser vision

(PhysOrg.com) -- Disability, John Spletzer believes, should no longer pose any obstacle to mobility. A blind person may not be able to see or a paraplegic to walk, but each can access the technology available ...

dateNov 10, 2009 in Engineering
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Questions from end of stair-climbing wheelchair

(AP) -- The nation's first stair-climbing wheelchair hit the market with a bang but disappeared with a whimper, a casualty of price that raises a big question: How much will society agree to pay for high-tech ...

dateMay 25, 2009 in Other
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Babies & Robots: Infant power mobility on display

Children with mobility issues, like cerebral palsy and spina bifida, can't explore the world like other babies, because they can't crawl or walk. Infant development emerges from the thousands of daily discoveries ...

dateFeb 04, 2009 in Other
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