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Tag: Wheelchair

This Wheelchair-Accessible Snowmobile Is Awesome

This Wheelchair-Accessible Snowmobile Is Awesome
How often do you see wheelchair-accessible sports vehicles? That’s why this concept is so amazing. Bruce Thomson is an industrial design professor at Humber College in Toronto. He challenged his senior students to design a distinctively…
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Students Build World’s Lightest and Least Expensive Electric Wheelchairs

Students Build World’s Lightest and Least Expensive Electric Wheelchairs
Three-year-old Tanner Jensen and his 20-month-old brother Skyler were both born with a rare genetic condition that you have probably never heard of. It is called Spinal Muscular Atrophy and it means they can’t walk or…
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DIY Motorized Couch: Ridin’ Lazy

DIY Motorized Couch: Ridin’ Lazy
Back in 2010 Nick Homer and his college buddy Stewart Clyde made headlines because of their silly invention: a remote-controlled motorized couch. Now Nick is working on a comprehensive guide for couch potatoes who have a…
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Der Zeisel: The Ultimate Off-Road Wheelchair

Der Zeisel: The Ultimate Off-Road Wheelchair
Have you ever wanted to feel like Emperor Palpatine, or Davros, the creator of the Daleks? Well, now you can get closer to that sensation, thanks to this off-road machine. It looks like the ultimate wheelchair,…
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Guy Puts Flamethrower on Mobility Scooter: Get outs the Way!

Guy Puts Flamethrower on Mobility Scooter: Get outs the Way!
It is called Lord Humungous and it was created by 52-year-old Lance Greathouse from Phoenix, Arizona. “It” is a flamethrower attached to a mobility scooter. Lord Humungous cost about $1000 and a month of labor to…
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Robotic Wheelchair Can Use Its Wheels as Legs: Clearly an Autobot

Robotic Wheelchair Can Use Its Wheels as Legs: Clearly an Autobot
A group of researchers at the Chiba Institute of Technology in Japan have figured out how to make an off-road wheelchair. They created a robotic wheelchair that can use its wheels as legs, thanks to its…
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Tank Chair is an All-Terrain Wheelchair that Will Take You Anywhere and Back

Tank Chair is an All-Terrain Wheelchair that Will Take You Anywhere and Back
Most wheelchairs are just meant for indoor or sidewalk use. Because of that, many people with disabilities miss out on doing stuff they might want to do outdoors. But not anymore. Not with the Tank Chair.…
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Artist Explores the Sea Without Leaving Her Wheelchair

Artist Explores the Sea Without Leaving Her Wheelchair
Physically-challenged people don’t need to miss out on all of life’s activities. With a little out-of-the-box thinking and ingenuity, anything is possible. Take Sue Austin for instance. She’s an artist in the UK and she is…
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Slow But Steady: This LEGO Motorized Wheelchair Actually Works!

Slow But Steady: This LEGO Motorized Wheelchair Actually Works!
Being confined to a wheelchair is a bummer. But while this LEGO wheelchair won’t necessarily take the frustration at having to use one away, it will make the entire thing a bit more bearable.…
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Wheelblades Help Wheelchairs Tackle Snow and Ice

Wheelblades Help Wheelchairs Tackle Snow and Ice
Wheelchairs have difficulties moving about in snow, but no longer thanks to Wheelblades. These small skis can be easily mounted on the front wheels of wheelchairs or baby buggies, significantly improving their mobility in snow and…
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Tongue Drive System Controls Wheelchair: Don’t Chew Gum and Drive

Tongue Drive System Controls Wheelchair: Don’t Chew Gum and Drive
Most of us can get around just fine on our two feet, but those who are confined to wheelchairs can have a hard time getting around. Those who are paralyzed often need someone to push them,…
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WALL-E-Style Chair Coming to a Couch Potato Near You

WALL-E-Style Chair Coming to a Couch Potato Near You
Didn’t I read somewhere that too much sitting down is slowly killing us all? Well, apparently this isn’t a problem for a young Iranian designer Mohamad Sadegh Darounkolayi, who’d like to see everyone prance around in…
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In Japan, the Wheelchairs Follow You

In Japan, the Wheelchairs Follow You
Ordinary wheelchairs require considerable effort from the person on them in order to move, unless of course someone pushes the wheelchair. However, in Japan (and probably other countries as well), some care facilities don’t have enough…
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News Concept Motor Add-on Turbocharges Wheelchairs

News Concept Motor Add-on Turbocharges Wheelchairs
Motorized wheelchairs, while very practical, are very expensive as well. Designer Ju Hyun Lee created the NEWS concept to reap the benefits of a motorized wheelchair without the prohibitive costs. The motorized add-on would attach to…
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Steampunk Professor X Wheelchair: What if… Prof. X was a 19th Century Drunk?

Steampunk Professor X Wheelchair: What if… Prof. X was a 19th Century Drunk?
Then this would definitely be his ride. First class craftsmanship, as befits a powerful telepath. A powerful alcoholic telepath. Forge and Zero probably helped him make the wheelchair, as it’s made of parts from the past…
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Jake Sully Wheelchair Action Figure [Avatar Epic Fail]

Jake Sully Wheelchair Action Figure [Avatar Epic Fail]
I’ll apologize in advance to any of our readers who find themselves confined to a wheelchair, or who are physically-challenged in any way. But whoever at Mattel thought that this pint-sized Jake Sully in a wheelchair…
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