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Friday, August 18, 2006

The Standing Wheelchair

Gear Factor:

"No, this isn't another generation of the Segway. It's a Standing Wheelchair, and despite its oxymornic name, we think it's a pretty empowering innovation. It lets folks with lower-body disabilities to stand upright, allowing them to function in ways the rest of us take for granted, whether it's pulling up to the counter at Starbuck's or talking to someone at eye level. "


I've always thought that Dean Kamen- creator of the Segway and the beta version of this "standing wheelchair" was not only a visionary- but a humanist and true contributor.

This new invention is just further proof. Sure it's gonna cost $10k (a guess) but what price freedom?



The pic to the right is not teh standing wheelchair- it's an earlier model.
posted by thr at 11:13 am

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