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.
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.
An Austin, Texas, high school robotics team full of young tinkerers builds a tough off-road wheelchair for a young man with cerebral palsy.
Japanese researchers roll out a sensor-packed wheelchair that can climb over obstacles and turn a circle in tight spaces.
This wheelchair from Kyoto University has rollers within its wheels, allowing it to move sideways and diagonally.
Artist Sue Austin explores the underwater kingdom with a modified, self-propelled wheelchair capable of sublime submarine acrobatics.
A Lego tinkerer builds a working wheelchair prototype that runs on 14 Mindstorms motors and 12 multi-directional wheels.
An app for iOS devices using OpenStreetMap enables users to find, rate, and comment on the wheelchair accessibility of a wide range of establishments.
Researchers in Japan are developing a wheelchair whose camera and laser sensor enable it to track--and follow--the person next to it.
The iPhone-friendly Tongue Drive System employs a retainer embedded with sensors that track a tiny magnet attached to the user's tongue.