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.
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.
Wheelchair transformer draws viewers at Tokyo show
Thought-propelled wheelchair developed in Italy
Italian researchers have developed a wheelchair that obeys mental signals sent to a computer, they said Friday.
Lying and sitting more comfortably
(PhysOrg.com) -- 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 ...
Rowheel wheelchair is pulled to move forward
Kyoto prof rolls out omnidirectional wheelchair
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Climbing Chiba wheelchair finds its legs when needed (w/ Video)
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 ...
'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.
Clinical trial shows quadriplegics can operate powered wheelchair with tongue drive system
An assistive technology that enables individuals to maneuver a powered wheelchair or control a mouse cursor using simple tongue movements can be operated by individuals with high-level spinal cord injuries, ...