The Tek Robotic Mobilization Device Makes Current Wheelchairs Obsolete

| March 29, 2012 | Reply

Wheelchairs have pretty much been the same forever. If you need one, they are a pain in the ass to get into, out of and make normal tasks frustrating. A new device built by some scientists in Turkey will change how the paralyzed interact with every day life. For starters, you enter the device from the back which is a huge relief. Wheelchair uses have a tough time getting out of bed, turning themselves around to slide backwards into the char and then being able to do the opposite to get back into bed or onto a toilet. You can use a remote control to move the device to and away from you while not in use. The device offers a way to use your arms to pull up to a standing position with very little resistance. While standing, your arms are free to do whatever you need to. The device also has a footprint much smaller than a standard wheelchair allowing the use to get around much easier in cramped places. The device will cost $15,000 which is on par with some high-end electric wheelchairs for sale right now. The device is already for sale and I hope that word spreads about this and many lives change in the future because of it.

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