Futuristic Wheelchair With 360 Degrees Motion to be Out Soon!

by Dr. Enozia Vakil on  January 13, 2014 at 4:00 PM Medical Gadgets
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A new futuristic wheelchair that has 360 degrees of motion, and is capable of turning on a dime has now been developed by a team of researchers.
 Futuristic Wheelchair With 360 Degrees Motion to be Out Soon!
Futuristic Wheelchair With 360 Degrees Motion to be Out Soon!

Satoshi Sugi, the founder and CEO of Whill, said that his neighbor used a wheelchair, and didn't like being seen in public as weak or crippled, the Verge reported.

Sugi partnered with engineers from Sony, Toyota, and Olympus to build the Whill, which has a very modern and sleek design.

The controller to steer the high-tech wheelchair was designed to mimic the experience of using a mouse with a computer. Each front wheel on this wheelchair is made up of 24 separate tiny tires, which allows easy maneuverability indoors. It also has a four-wheel drive to take care of rough terrain outdoors.

The Whill tops at 6 mph. It has a lead acid battery, which takes about five hours to charge and provides enough power to go on a 15-mile trip.

Source: ANI

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