Rowheel wheelchair is pulled to move forward
Thought-propelled wheelchair developed in Italy
Italian researchers have developed a wheelchair that obeys mental signals sent to a computer, they said Friday.
SoftWheel system signifies wheelchair relief (w/ video)
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
Climbing Chiba wheelchair finds its legs when needed (w/ Video)
'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.
Stephen Hawking seeks help to make voice heard
(AP) -- Can you help make Stephen Hawking's voice heard?
Panasonic develops bed that turns into wheelchair
Japan's Panasonic Corp. has developed a "Robotic Bed" that can transform into a wheelchair to make life easier for elderly and disabled people, it announced Friday.