Stand Up And Cheer For The Future Of Wheelchair Tech

People who go through life with limited mobility quickly realize that one thing most modern wheelchairs lack is the ability to help them stand up, thereby leaving many things in life out of reach.

Enter the innovative new TEK Robotic Mobilization Device, basically a wheelchair with a sling crane for your butt that can help the handicapped stand up and get what they need out of life.

The TEK recently began shipping in Turkey for around $15,000, which seems like a small price to pay for the huge improvement this device will make to people's lives.

Link  --via Geekologie

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That contraption would topple over or bottom out on the small threshold bumps, kerb ramps, and angled pathways that I encounter every day. Or if you leaned over more than a tiny bit. And you'd topple over while strapped in, with not a lot of opportunity to modify your fall - so it's an arm, shoulder and head injury waiting to happen.

It looks pretty enough on artificial completely-flat surfaces (though where's the pressure? It looks like it's concentrated on a much smaller area than in a properly-fitted cushioned wheelchair), but it would be completely impractical in most people's real lives.
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