Most of us would use wheel chairs at some point of time in our lives for various inevitable reasons. In all such instances, we would like to use the one that gives us more comfort and less hassle or pain while we maneuver to our destinations.
Many startups and researchers tried to create better versions of these tools till date. One such agency called AbleChair, made one such attempt to create something innovative and helpful. It is a new smartphone-controlled wheelchair that can transform into a range of different positions and configurations. This could mean a regular seated position, a more elevated position, a standing one, or even a fully horizontal one, if you wonder to take a nap.
Deepak Vatti, VP of AbleChair product development, told Digital Trends that, the goal of AbleChair is to support the Wheelchair users to move around independently without any concerns under any circumstances. If a regular wheelchair is akin to a set of crutches, he said, AbleChair is more like a bionic arm.
“With its unique floating-chair design, users get the most flexible positions, contributing to their productivity, health, and independence,” Vatti said. “Individuals who use power wheelchairs have specific needs including various positions for pressure relief and functional benefit. The user can have eye-level conversations while strolling down the street. They can reach things on a high shelf. They can even pick up a dropped cell phone.”
The AbleChair has some additional great features, like an in-built charging station for the aforementioned phones. Even with all of this functionality, however, it is still able to fit in the same space as any other power wheelchair, and can even be made to fit inside a minivan for transportation.
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