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New device makes wheelchairs obsolete.

New device makes wheelchairs obsolete.

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Added: Mar-22-2012 
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Tags: wheelchair, medical advances, medical technology, spinal cord injuries, medical advances
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  • I couldn't imagine how much that would cost.

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    • @-Tipping_Point- I have no idea, but I do know that electric wheelchairs can cost over 10 grand. I had a nephew who just passed last year, was in a chair that was around 13 grand. That is freaking ridiculous.

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  • Very Cool, Hope it helps people out and is affordable enough to be used by those who need it!

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  • What an inspirational way to start off my day. Fantastic invention!!!!!

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  • we need more research in stem cell therapy so these kind of permanent injuries will be a thing of the past

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  • Maybe if we fund stem cell research, we could make all of these devices obsolete by giving those people the ability to walk again.

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    • @haiyaaa
      Indeed, imagine if the billions invested in wars, would be invested on medical research instead. We would have injured people walking in the next 10 years

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    • @haiyaaa They tried the stem cells on a small boy, to repair the damaged Spinal Cord - he ended up getting a tumour growth instead. It was easily removed, but it was quite different than what they were expecting.

      Lot of research still has to be done, but its hard to fix a spinal cord. The axons need to be "reconnected", thats like millions of wires that were just cut and need to be connected to the right wires.

      If not the right wires, IF they're connected again, you'll have to retrai More..

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  • Is this guy's nickname Davros?

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  • Makes the problems in my life insignificant when compared to the daily challenges faced by people like him.

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  • Paraplegics have it rough. I’m glad to see something that should help out those who are paralyzed waste down.

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  • pretty cool, I hope the gov gets one of these to each and all the vets returning home with these type of needs, .

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  • Very cool! Good to see technologies that are designed to help people.

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  • Would be great if the world where covered with tile and linoleum.
    How does he get over a curb or door jamb?

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    • @leez27 Easy. If I were a Russian engineer or worked for Motorola I would equip it with reliable all-terrain wide tracks (sort of like those mine defusing tank-robots have).
      Buy 1 now and get a machine gun installed for free :)

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    • @leez27 I was thinking the same thing .. we only see him inside his home or in stores or at school , we never saw him outside.. i ve been paraplegic for 31 years now (moto accident when i was 19).. those things must weight a few hundreds pounds (the batteries, the motors and controls).. we saw him close to the toilet, it wont be easy to use it to sit down , removing the black kinda seat and then to pull down the pants , and when you re finish, to put the pants up while sitting down on the toilet More..

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  • Very cool. I'd like to know how it handles steps and ramps.

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  • This is an awesome advancement in mobility for the disabled,I'm thinking it may be good for circulation as well getting some blood down the legs which I know is a problem for a friend I have that has been using a conventional wheel chair for almost 15 years now...

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  • I feel sorry for him. Makes you realise the everyday shit we take for granted.

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  • makes wheelchairs obsolete and make paraplegic feel like people again!!!! very cool this is what capitalism creates folks its not bad as the radical left will make you think when they attack capitalists and the innovators or the world

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  • Five of them can link together and form a giant robot which may be utilized to fight crime and such.

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  • being at eye level would seriously improve any wheelchair bound persons life.

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  • and all you have to do is sell your house and first born to afford one...

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  • WTF!!!! i've been working on an intermediary power wheelchair trainer for kids with poor motor control (mental disease or disability due to trauma) for two years now...then this shit...jk this is really cool

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  • God bless the creators of this machine.

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  • Obsolete? Doubtful; that'd be like saying the automobile would make the bicycle obsolete. Also, the first time a handicap person tips over in this thing, I'm sure will be the last, because they'll be sending it right back.

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  • ABSOLUTELY AWESOME :) I would not mind at all tax $$$$ going to help any that could use this afford this. Awesome Invention!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Great idea allowing the dignity to stand up and actually SIT in a chair. But as others said, I expect it would be very expensive, and not within financial reach of most.

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  • what if the battery runs out????

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    • @like a boss I would think you have been through a lot worse situations and life challenges than that if you are a paraplegic... so I imagine it's of little concern for the user....er battery level indicator just might be fitted

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    • @toppo i was just thinking in more of a dangerous situation where it would die in the middle when crossing the street but your right a simple indicator would be the answer

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