Sunday, March 28, 2010

Kia Soul Wheelchair Conversion

For those looking into a new vehicle, Freedom Motors has created a rear-entry conversion for the Kia Soul.    As you can see in the clip above, much of the styling of this vehicle has ben retained and their is an abundance of room to fit a wheelchair in the back of the car.  The rear door and ramp can be manually operated or powered with the option of a transfer seat for the driver.  The major note of interest is that this appears to be an Australian-specification Kia Soul with no indication that this conversion will be considered in the United States.  If this conversion was available in the US, it could serve as a nice alternative to the Scion xB conversion.  Check out the clip and enjoy!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Power Is In Your Hand: Glove Mouse

The following clip is of a developmental prototype of a computer mouse that uses the entire hand as the mouse itself, which could prove beneficial for those with issues using a traditional mouse.  It utilizes components from an old laser mouse and, as you can see in the clip, retains many of the basic functions of a normal mouse.  All you need is a flat surface to rest your hand on, just like a normal mouse.  While there is still some packaging and other functions to add, such as the scrollwheel, this is a wonderful development of a product that could be beneficial to many people.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Powerchair Made Retro

The clip above is of a very unique take on a powerchair.  The creator has modified an existing Permobil powerchair in a way that, in essence, presents what a steam-powered wheelchair concept could possibly look like.  While this chair is merely a prop and the creator admits that this was not intended for any disability-related purpose, it does exhibit a very unique twist on how one can make their powerchair unique.  Check out the clip and enjoy! 

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Stryder Hybrid Crutch

The Stryder hybrid crutch has been innovatively designed to perform as a knee scooter for non-weight bearing legs caused by lower leg injury. This crutch provides greater movement efficiency to the users, while ensures lesser strain and tiredness on the body, especially in the wrists, hands, axils and chest wall than the traditional crutches generate while using it. Moreover, this knee scooter can enhance the commuting speed as well in urban environment. The parts of Stryder have been designed to be durable that can be replaced easily in case of broken and the adjustable height makes it a perfect fit for people of 16 to 45 years old. The frame has been made of aluminum and high impact acrylic, and the knee pad and polyurethane coated handles can offer a comfortable grip. When required, the knee scooter can be folded into a crutch to getting on and off public busses and navigate stairs. Another image after the jump.