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wheelchair

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It's got the moves: Whill Type-A wheelchair ready for preorder

Former Sony, Toyota, and Olympus engineers team up to redesign the wheelchair. Startup Whill says the result, called Type-A, will be ready early next year.

By Nov. 20, 2013

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Dad hacks wheelchair to let 2-year-old explore the world

A determined hacker dad builds a novel foot-pedal interface for a wheelchair so his son can control his own explorations for the first time.

By Aug. 30, 2013

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Tough all-terrain wheelchair takes user off-road

An Austin, Texas, high school robotics team full of young tinkerers builds a tough off-road wheelchair for a young man with cerebral palsy.

By Aug. 23, 2013

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Stair-climbing wheelchair turns wheels into legs

Japanese researchers roll out a sensor-packed wheelchair that can climb over obstacles and turn a circle in tight spaces.

By Oct. 15, 2012

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4WD Permoveh wheelchair turns on a dime

This wheelchair from Kyoto University has rollers within its wheels, allowing it to move sideways and diagonally.

By Mar. 24, 2012

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Underwater wheelchair flies through the liquid blue

Artist Sue Austin explores the underwater kingdom with a modified, self-propelled wheelchair capable of sublime submarine acrobatics.

By Aug. 28, 2012

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Hot wheels: Motorized Lego wheelchair buzzes and rolls

A Lego tinkerer builds a working wheelchair prototype that runs on 14 Mindstorms motors and 12 multi-directional wheels.

By Aug. 2, 2012

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Wheelmap.org: Rate wheelchair accessibility

An app for iOS devices using OpenStreetMap enables users to find, rate, and comment on the wheelchair accessibility of a wide range of establishments.

By Feb. 23, 2011

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Introducing the wheelchair that can stalk

Researchers in Japan are developing a wheelchair whose camera and laser sensor enable it to track--and follow--the person next to it.

By Aug. 13, 2010

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Now your tongue can secretly operate a computer, wheelchair

The iPhone-friendly Tongue Drive System employs a retainer embedded with sensors that track a tiny magnet attached to the user's tongue.

By Feb. 21, 2012