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wheelchairs

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Sniff-activated system drives wheelchairs

A system out of Israel lets the severely disabled navigate wheelchairs, surf the Net, or communicate with others via a pattern of inhalations and exhalations.

By Jul. 27, 2010

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At Web 2.0 Expo, even the wheelchairs are sponsored

What do you do if you break your foot a week before your industry's largest conference?

By Apr. 23, 2008

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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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Next up in robot suits for the paralyzed: Mind control?

Researchers are looking to push robotic exoskeletons into the realm of thought control, eliminating the need for hand controls and reaching those unable to use their upper bodies.

By Nov. 20, 2013

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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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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 Mar. 27, 2014

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Cardboard bicycle starts $2 million crowdfunding campaign

The dream of recycled, low-cost cardboard bikes for everyone has new momentum in the form of an Indiegogo campaign.

By Jun. 25, 2013