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.
'Rowing' wheelchair is a moving experience
Rice University students have built a unique wheelchair for a Houston teenager who will now be able to row his way forward.
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 ...