News tagged with wheelchairs

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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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 ...

dateFeb 18, 2010 in Engineering
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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 ...

dateNov 10, 2009 in Engineering
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