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Extreme wheelchair--the next generation

The "TankChair" gets an upgrade.


There's a new baddie wheelchair on the horizon, with rubberized tracks instead of standard wheels that makes it look more like a miniature Terminator 2 hunter killer tank than any of its conventional cousins. An improved model of the original TankChair, the MK II offers a lower center of gravity, more torque, and a stronger chassis--not to mention a full-height chair with abundant cushioning to smoothen a bumpy ride.

The initial TankChair was conceived two years ago for the designer's disabled wife, who is an avid lover of the outdoors, according to Register Hardware. This prompted a design that's capable of traversing difficult terrains such as streams, mud, snow, sand, and gravel. As a side note, the company's is donating a TankChair to a rural U.S. fire station for every 10 sold.

(Source: Crave Asia)