Rowheel wheelchair is pulled to move forward
Toyota technology has brain waves move wheelchair
(AP) -- Toyota Motor Corp. says it has developed a way of steering a wheelchair by just detecting brain waves, without the person having to move a muscle or shout a command.
Kyoto prof rolls out omnidirectional wheelchair
New electric diwheel hints at future of city transportation
Climbing Chiba wheelchair finds its legs when needed (w/ Video)
Wheelchair transformer draws viewers at Tokyo show
Japan robotics experts unveil sci-fi wheelchair
Robotics and medical experts in Japan on Wednesday unveiled the prototype of a new hi-tech electric wheelchair that resembles a scooter and promises greater mobility.
Researchers helping electric-wheelchair users move more easily
Thick gravel, mud, snow, steep ramps or hills... They might get a pedestrian a little dirty or out of breath, but to someone in an electric wheelchair, they could mean terrain that's simply too difficult to ...
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 ...
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 ...
Researchers reconstruct 3-D hand movement using brain signals
Researchers have successfully reconstructed 3-D hand motions from brain signals recorded in a non-invasive way, according to a study in the March 3 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. This finding uses a ...
Wearable robots getting lighter, more portable
When Michael Gore stands, it's a triumph of science and engineering. Eleven years ago, Gore was paralyzed from the waist down in a workplace accident, yet he rises from his wheelchair and walks across the ...
Wheelchair for developing countries designed by students
Muddy, unpaved roads and doors with high thresholds. Operating a wheelchair in a developing country is a challenge. In their degree project for Industrial Design Engineering, Chalmers students Erik Ohlson ...
'Welfare robots' to ease burden in greying Japan
Robotic wheelchairs, mechanical arms and humanoid waiters are among the cutting-edge inventions on show at a robotics fair in Japan, a country whose population is ageing rapidly.