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.
Perfecting the wheel
With all the advancements in comfort, agility and technology, those who use wheelchairs are faced with one last, major hurdle: terrain. One Israeli farmer-turned-innovator has found a solution and, in essence, reinvented the wheel. He designed the shock-absorbing Softwheel to enable him to get out into the fields. While it doesn't solve the problem of stairs and curbs, it does improve the user's experience when off-roading, and it's the next step in wheelchair innovation.
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