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Toyota's New Wheelchair Design Might Save Your Life
Toyota's New Wheelchair Design Might Save Your Life

26 Mar 2022, 14:42 UTC · By: Florin Amariei / Mobility isn’t all about cars or trucks. Japanese automaker Toyota wants to help those that need wheelchairs. It plans on making them safer for everyday usage

 
Williams F1 Sister Company Helps Design Innovative New Wheelchair Concept
Williams F1 Sister Company Helps Design Innovative New Wheelchair Concept

4 Oct 2021, 08:19 UTC · By: Sergiu Tudose / Williams Advanced Engineering worked alongside Whizz-Kidz and Frazer-Nash Consultancy in order to refine the Dream wheelchair concept

 
The Wheelchair Gets a Futuristic Makeover With This Realizable Concept
The Wheelchair Gets a Futuristic Makeover With This Realizable Concept

8 Sep 2020, 17:20 UTC · By: Cristian Curmei / This Whill branded wheelchair is actually an EV concept by Kwanjun Ryu. A modular device is complete with removable battery packs and electric brushless motors.

 
Gullwing Doors for Pickup Trucks? Yes, They Do Exist for a Good Cause
Gullwing Doors for Pickup Trucks? Yes, They Do Exist for a Good Cause

29 Jul 2020, 12:59 UTC · By: Mircea Panait / Gullwing doors are commonly associated with an old Mercedes and flashy people, but ATC uses them on pickup trucks for easier access for the impaired

 
Firefighters Help Disabled Man, Push Him Home After Wheelchair Battery Dies
Firefighters Help Disabled Man, Push Him Home After Wheelchair Battery Dies

23 Apr 2019, 13:04 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Three firefighters pushed the wheelchair while a fourth drove the truck behind them, making sure they were safe from incoming traffic

 
Dad Turns Daughter’s Wheelchair Into Police Car, She’s Welcomed to the Force
Dad Turns Daughter’s Wheelchair Into Police Car, She’s Welcomed to the Force

28 Mar 2019, 16:19 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Haley needs a wheelchair to get around but her father went the extra mile to make it more special, earning recognition from the Thornton Police Department

 
Paraplegic Man Forced to Scoot Down Aisle in United Airlines Plane on His Bottom
Paraplegic Man Forced to Scoot Down Aisle in United Airlines Plane on His Bottom

10 Jan 2019, 13:10 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Tyler Schilhabel says he had notified United he needed a special wheelchair for the plane, but none was provided to him on his honeymoon flight

 
Toyota to Bring the Future of Wheelchairs at CES 2019
Toyota to Bring the Future of Wheelchairs at CES 2019

7 Jan 2019, 14:01 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The wheelchair concepts to be shown at CES 2019 are the Evowalk, Moby, Phoenix Ai Ultralight Wheelchair, Qolo, and Quix.

 
Teen With Cerebral Palsy Gets Custom-Made NYPD Wheelchair
Teen With Cerebral Palsy Gets Custom-Made NYPD Wheelchair

26 Dec 2018, 14:18 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Aiden is the 16-year-old son of a police officer and he’s always dreamed of driving a police cruiser like his dad. Now, he can, thanks to the Magic Wheelchair F

 
Stephen Hawking’s Earliest Surviving Motorized Wheelchair is for Sale
Stephen Hawking’s Earliest Surviving Motorized Wheelchair is for Sale

22 Oct 2018, 10:02 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Auction house Christie's to sell at the end of the month several of Stephen Hawking's possessions, including one of its first motorised wheelchairs.

 
Florida Woman Rides in the Back of a Pickup Truck in Her Wheelchair, Like a Boss
Florida Woman Rides in the Back of a Pickup Truck in Her Wheelchair, Like a Boss

21 Aug 2018, 09:33 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Video shows white pickup with wheelchair-bound woman in the back, safely strapped in, speeding down Interstate 75 in Tampa

 
iBot Mobility Assistant Will Get Second Generation With Toyota
iBot Mobility Assistant Will Get Second Generation With Toyota

23 May 2016, 08:13 UTC · By: Sebastian Toma / Toyota has announced a new partnership, which will spawn a new generation of iBot mobility assistants. The iBot is designed for the disabled community

 
Perfect Dad Turns Son’s Wheelchair in Snowspeeder
Perfect Dad Turns Son’s Wheelchair in Snowspeeder

31 Oct 2015, 17:03 UTC · By: Ionut Ungureanu / This dad decided that his kid needs the perfect Halloween costume, so he turned his son's wheelchair into a snowspeeder and it looks great

 
Off-Road Wheelchair? Meet the Tomahawk
Off-Road Wheelchair? Meet the Tomahawk

19 Dec 2014, 15:21 UTC · By: Gabriel Brindusescu / As I was telling you in a previous article, all wheeled vehicles are evolving these days and so should wheelchairs. And while that time we looked at an ultra-lightweight carbon fiber wheelchair, it&...

 
Formula 1 Inspired Wheelchair Adds Style to Functionality
Formula 1 Inspired Wheelchair Adds Style to Functionality

27 Nov 2014, 17:02 UTC · By: Gabriel Brindusescu / Every other wheeled vehicle out there is evolving these days, yet someone must have forgotten about the wheelchair, which still looks like a dull medical accessory. This British kickstarter company ...

 
Bride in Wheelchair Receives Special Needs Sienna Van from Toyota
Bride in Wheelchair Receives Special Needs Sienna Van from Toyota

26 Jul 2011, 13:57 UTC · By: Alina Dumitrache / About a year ago, heading home from her bachelorette party, Rachelle Friedman entered a bad accident that left her paralyzed. So far her mother had been carrying her in and out of her SUV, until sh...

 
Thieves in Wheelchairs Tracked Down in Snow
Thieves in Wheelchairs Tracked Down in Snow

30 Dec 2010, 06:48 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The two guys we're going to tell you about here have two major handicaps when compared to others from their line of work: first, they have a physical disability which forces them to use wheelc...

 
Berkeley Bionics Launches eLEGS Exoskeleton <span>· Video</span>
Berkeley Bionics Launches eLEGS Exoskeleton · Video

19 Nov 2010, 13:12 UTC · By: Alina Dumitrache / A new wearable, artificially intelligent, bionic device that powers paraplegics up to get them standing and walking, has just been launched by Berkeley Bionics. Dubbed eLEGS, the device an be adjust...

 
VPG MV-1 to Be Unveiled in Washington
VPG MV-1 to Be Unveiled in Washington

20 Jul 2010, 10:56 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The world's first purpose built wheelchair-accessible vehicle will be brought into the public eye on Tuesday in Washington, in an event meant to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the ...

 
Vauxhall Movano Gets Wheelchair Passenger Seating Conversion
Vauxhall Movano Gets Wheelchair Passenger Seating Conversion

5 Mar 2010, 15:59 UTC · By: Andrei Tutu / Gowrings Mobility, a UK company that converts vehicles for wheelchair accessibility, has introduced its newest product, the high-accessibility Vauxhall Movano. The vehicle joins the Renault Maste...