News tagged with wheelchairs

Lying and sitting more comfortably

( -- Anyone confined to a wheelchair or a bed has to deal with numerous complications. Frequently, they suffer from bedsores or decubitus ulcers as physicians call them. Bony prominences, such as the sacrum, coccyx ...

dateDec 02, 2011 in Engineering
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'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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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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