Whill Type-A – a unique approach to the motorized wheelchair

Whill Type-A at CES 2014

The startup Whill has taken its first wheelchair, the Type-A, from an idea to production. The wheelchair was inspired by bicycles, scooters, and skateboards that make their users feel happy, and designed by former Sony, Toyota, and Olympus engineers. The company says the chair is now available for preorder and will start shipping within the US in early 2014.

 

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Tek Robotic Mobilization Device: Next generation wheelchair lets users stand up

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The Tek Robotic Mobilization Device is a device that allows people to stand up is being hailed as a potential breakthrough for the disabled.  The machine allows paraplegics – those without the use of their legs – to perform everyday tasks far more easily from shopping in the supermarket to ironing.

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Re-Walk: Motorized Exoskeleton that Helps the Paralyzed Walk

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Re-Walk

ReWalk™ is a wearable, motorized quasi robotic suit. Partially concealable under clothing, ReWalk provides user-initiated mobility – leveraging  advanced motion sensors, sophisticated robotic control algorithms, on-board computers, real-time software, actuation motors, tailored rechargeable batteries and composite materials. (Pics)

 

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‘Robotic Bed’ Transforms Into Wheelchair

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A bed-shaped robot which can transform from a bed (top) to a wheel chair (bottom).

Japan’s Panasonic Corp. has developed a “Robotic Bed” that can transform into a wheelchair to make life easier for elderly and disabled people.  The invention is designed to help people with limited mobility maintain an independent lifestyle, the firm said in a statement.

 

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Home Chare: Wheelchair, Bed and Stair Climber Combined

Home Chare:  Wheelchair, Bed and Stair Climber Combined 

Home Chare

For the disabled or the infirm, there are a large number of expensive pieces of equipment to help you get around and live your day to day life. There’s the wheelchair, the stair climber and the sick bed, all of which involve moving from one to the other. The Home Chare, however, combines all three, removing the need to be lifted from one apparatus to another.

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Mouth Becomes Virtual PC For Disabled

Mouth Becomes Virtual PC For Disabled 

When we think of the human tongue, we think of a piece of human flesh that serves a lot of purposes, whether it is tasting food, cleaning our lips and mouth, kissing, swallowing and much more. And now, Georgia Tech scientists have come up with a breakthrough technology that is going to add yet another task to the already busy tongue.

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ReWalk Suit Helps Paralyzed Walk

ReWalk Suit Helps Paralyzed Walk 

Paralyzed for the past 20 years, former Israeli paratrooper Radi Kaiof now walks down the street with a dim mechanical hum.

That is the sound of an electronic exoskeleton moving the 41-year-old’s legs and propelling him forward — with a proud expression on his face — as passersby stare in surprise.

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