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3D Sensing Wheelchair

by Savitha C Muppala on  May 18, 2011 at 11:40 PM Medical Gadgets   - G J E 4
Researchers from Luleć University of Technology in Sweden have come out with a wheelchair that senses its environment in 3D and conveys that information to its user.
 3D Sensing Wheelchair
3D Sensing Wheelchair
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The wheelchair which may be available in the next five years comprises a laser scanner that is capable of mapping the surroundings, all in 3D. A haptic robot, which can be held in the left hand, communicates this data as useful information. A joystick is provided which the user can use in the right hand.

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This 3D sensing wheelchair is going through the initial testing phase.



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This is good. It would be easier to disabled persons to be able to "walk" again with the help of the wheelchair. but i think this would be expensive since its employs the latest technologies so only the rich can afford to buy it.
ennairam_23 Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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