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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Doggie wheelchair Doggie wheelchair (Photo: Peter Kunasz / Shutterstock)

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Wheelchairs for pets

Wheelchair designs have improved for more than just humans. Cats, dogs, pigs and even turtles have been outfitted with wheeled rigs to enable them to roam free. Different pet wheelchair designs can help animals that have been born with defects or have suffered paralysis in one or all of their limbs. 

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