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wheelchair

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Squee! Sick baby goat walks with help from tiny wheelchair

Get out the tissues. This heartwarming story about Frostie the goat kid taking his first wobbly steps in a tiny rig is bound to make you tear up.

By May. 21, 2014

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Tongue-controlled wheelchair steered with magnetic piercing

A magnetic tongue stud is used in concert with a headset to allow the wearer to steer a wheelchair just by moving their tongue inside their mouth.

By Nov. 28, 2013

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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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Disabled goldfish gets underwater 'wheelchair'

A "buoyancy-challenged" goldfish swims around in a special harness designed by her owner.

By Feb. 6, 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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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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World's first underwater wheelchair beautifully surreal

A UK artist has created a prototype of a self-propelled underwater wheelchair.

By Aug. 27, 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