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wheelchairs

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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 November 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 November 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 August 30, 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 February 6, 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 August 23, 2013

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'ArtLifting' site uplifts the homeless by selling their art

An online marketplace that celebrates and sells creations by homeless and disabled artists has turned to Kickstarter for help expanding its do-good reach.

By August 28, 2014

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Cyborgs to vie in Olympics for robot-assisted athletes

Get ready for the Cybathlon. The first Olympics for augmented humans will take place in Switzerland in 2016 and feature some of the top assistive gear around.

By March 27, 2014

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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 October 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 August 28, 2012