Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Better Solution Than a Wheelchair?

I know a couple of people who are wheelchair bound, but not not well enough to ask them personal questions about their situation, so I haven't vetted this next video with anyone who can tell me whether the device being discussed is as good as it appears to be. However, if they could make this invention economically feasible, it  looks as if it could greatly improve life for those with spinal injuries. Very exciting stuff.

via Reddit and Gizmodo


Laney4 said...

Wow. What a wonderful invention. Sure hope it or some facsimile of it becomes more affordable and is able to be used by lots and lots of people. I wonder, though, if it really pulls you up to a standing position or not on its own, as I would think overweight people might not be able to use it as well. I am overweight (but in good shape otherwise) and have difficulty getting up from a chair without pushing down on the arms of the chair - especially if the chair is low (because my legs are long).

Myrna Mackenzie said...

I suspect that we'll be hearing a lot more about this, but you're probably right. It might not be for everyone.