From wooden to wondrous: The technology of wheelchairs

As medical science improves so many facets of our lives, the humble but vital wheelchair also advances.

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Old wooden wheelchair Old wooden wheelchair (Photo: Kellis / Shutterstock)

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From the world's first wheeled furniture to the tech-savvy products on the market today, wheelchairs have gone through many a makeover.  With streamlined designs and innovative uses of technology, wheelchairs have become not just more comfortable, but also more versatile. Take a look at the evolution of the wheelchair, from rigid antiques to off-roading racers.

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