Friday, February 26, 2010

Helping Hand Concept

The helping hand is an innovative concept device that can efficiently help a person who has lost functionality of his or her upper limp due to a stroke by effectively regaining control over the paralyzed arm or hand. By wearing it, the motionless limb can do everyday tasks like holding objects, eating, dressing and even writing. The technology is to transmitting signals from the human brain through a neuro-implant to control the device, which allows the user to move their hands, arms or fingers by simply thinking of any action. The electroactive polymer joints of the device make the movement of the limb more natural and friendly for the user. The straps are designed to take their positions automatically when the device is turned on. Moreover, the device gives user the option of putting on and taking off whenever they want by using one hand only.  More pics after the jump.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Happen To Be In Vancouver? Check Out The Winter Paralympics

When Turin wrapped its Olympics and passed the torch to Vancouver, BC at the closing ceremonies in 2006, here’s what I and half a billion other people saw: a handsome guy in a motorized wheelchair, centre stage, deftly waving a huge Canadian flag.  More after the jump.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Clay Egan's Jack'd Up

Jack'd Up is a show that mashes two athletes, one disabled, the other able-bodied, together to see what happens when two extreme people from completely different backgrounds come together.  More after the jump.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Nomad Wheelchair Concept Shows That Wheelchairs Can Be Beautiful

There are many who consider a wheelchair as nothing more than an appliance or a medical device and not something that can be considered as a thing of beauty.  Luckily, the designer of this Nomad Wheelchair Concept is not one of those people.  Just look at how the simple elegance and beauty of this wheelchair can transform a mere medical device into something stylish and sophisticated.  More information after the jump.