Researchers at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan have created a
new wheelchair that could help the disabled stand up in a vertical
position so that they can grasp hard to reach objects.
i-Transport, the wheel chair allows the user to move around as in
conventional wheel chairs but when required, it can lift them to an
almost upright position with the user able to lean on padded harness in
The chair also comes with an embedded health monitoring system which can track the user's blood pressure and breathing.