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Category: Disability

This Power Wheelchair Puts You at Eye Level While at Walking Speed

This is the iLevel Power Wheelchair and it does exactly what it says – it safely puts wheelchair users at eye level and it empowers them by creating a better experience while improving daily functionality and quality of life. This life-changing power wheelchair was developed by Pride Mobility Products Corp. and Quantum Rehab who “passionately serve individuals with disabilities.”

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Meet ‘Scoozy’ a Sleek 4-Wheel Drive Mobility Scooter

Meet Scoozy, a sleek 4-wheel drive advanced mobility scooter that is smart, powerful – and most importantly, liberating for its users as it promotes independence and an active lifestyle. The impressive Dutch product’s innovative design was developed in Delft in the western Netherlands. Built with the latest lithium-ion battery technology, the Scoozy has a long lifespan and a large range of up to 100 km. Its maximum speed goes up to 18 km/h.

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This Walker Easily Transitions into a Wheelchair Giving Users Freedom to Travel and Rest When Needed

These are the Rollz Motion and Rollz Flex design walkers. While they are certified “rollators” or walkers, they don’t look like your standard walkers. They are easy to use and offer stability, but also allow you to move when you want to, and rest when you need it. The Rollz Motion and Rollz Motion Performance seamlessly turn into a wheelchair.

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This Off-Road Electric Wheelchair Is a ‘Back Road Adventurer’ Designed for Fun and Freedom

Let me introduce to you the “Not-a-Wheelchair,” otherwise known as “The Rig, a fully-electric, extremely quiet, accessible bike that can go 12mph with a range of about 10-20 miles. It was designed with love by a husband who initially wielded two electric wheelchairs together so his beloved wife could continue to enjoy the Great Outdoors.

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Meet Erik Kondo, the Inspirational Wheelchair Skateboarder Who Has Redefined the Sport

Meet Erik Kondo, an impressive wheelchair skateboarder and a T4/T5 paraplegic, who created the concept of Wheelchairboarding, which “entails riding and controlling a mobility device using a wheelchair wheelie.” He has also developed innovative devices for longboarding, landboarding, snowboarding, and skimboarding. His latest is an adaptable hoverboard, which he entered into the Toyota Mobility Unlimited Challenge.

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These High-Tech Glasses Help the Visually Impaired See Again

Meet the eSight eyewear, high-tech electronic eyewear for the visually impaired. This life-changing device was developed by an electrical engineer whose mission was to help his two legally blind sisters see. Equipped with a state-of-the-art camera, smart algorithms, and high-resolution screens, this innovation enhances the brain’s “visual information to naturally compensate for gaps in the user’s field of view.”

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This Robotic Glove for Hand Paralysis Allows Users to Grip and Do Everyday Tasks

This is the Neomano, a wearable, soft robotic glove that enables people with hand paralysis to complete daily activities. Created by Neofect, the Neomano fits over the thumb, index, and middle finger while leaving the other fingers and part of the hand uncovered. It provides an active grasp to maintain grip, followed by passive release.

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This Mobility Scooter Folds into a Trolley Suitcase for Easy Overhead Storage on a Flight or in a Car Trunk

Meet the ATTO Mobility Scooter by Moving Life, that brings compact foldability, freedom and independence to wheelchair users. Thanks to its innovative design, the unit folds in two for easier transport, and then it unfolds into a durable, full-sized vehicle with superior balance and use of space.

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This Segway-Inspired Wheelchair Gives Users the Freedom to Drive on Sand, Snow, and Forest Trails

This is the AddSeat by AddMovement, a super-mobile wheelchair inspired by the Segway that allows users to venture out and navigate new terrain that would otherwise be absolutely exhausting in a standard wheelchair. This Swedish innovation allows users to drive on various types of terrain, such as sand, snow, and even bumpy trails in the forest.

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