An Indiana college professor digging through the national archives has stumbled across footage of FDR in a wheelchair. The footage was taken in July 1944 on the USS Baltimore in Pearl Harbor. Such video is very rare considering the fact that FDR concealed his disability during his entire presidency. His disability was not revealed until […]
This is a simple modification to the traditional wheelchair by Jerry Ford. What it does is automatically stop the wheelchair from rolling away if the wheelchair occupant gets up to switch chairs or to reach something. This invention prevents the chair from rolling away from under the occupant by accident which can cause falls and […]
The Chiba Institute of Technology in Japan has created a wheelchair robot can use its wheels as “legs” to climb steps.
SOOOOOOO glad that motorized wheelchairs cannot actually do this. [via]