News tagged with wheelchairs

New wheelchair gets its first real-world test

( -- 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 economies of ...

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

( -- 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 to the rest ...

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 help for the ...

dateMay 25, 2009 in Other
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