Saturday, June 26, 2010

Robert Reyes' Ugo Concept Provides Unassisted Mobility to CP Kids

Children who are suffering from Cerebral Palsy require special support formoving around and correcting their body postures since the disease limits their control over muscles. Ugo concept is a tool that gives children freedom of those movements that they are unable to do their own. It contains a padded saddle seat that can be adjusted to the required height with the help of the integrated motor to facilitate the child walking on the street with a correct posture or enter and exit the seat by their own without any assistance. Operating of the concept is done via a remote control that enables children to select the direction they want to move. Moreover, a range of accessories come with the concept that aid to attach a footrest or tables with the seat for added convenience.  More images after the jump.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Bob Gullickson's Rocket(!)-Powered Wheelchair

"Rocket" Bob Gullickson, a paraplegic from Forest Lake, MN, is building quite possibly one of the fastest wheelchairs ever created.  Using a custom-designed and built wheelchair, he will place 2 Hydrogen Peroxide rockets(!) to the wheelchair in a record-setting attempt to exceed 100 mph.  The attempt will be made around Labor Day weekend at Brainerd International Raceway during The Muscle Car Shootout event right before the drag race finals.  Another picture of the chair after the jump.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

METIS Concept For Prosthetic Arm

The long deserted issue, the human body, has come across the industrial designer’s path, resulting the innovative and functional METIS concept that has been designed to redefine the future of human. Being connected with the human nervous system, this prosthesis concept can provide an amputee his access to the existing virtual dimensions around us by giving back his limb. Moreover, only if you can overlook the reality of a flesh and blood hand, this prosthesis features more advanced technologies than a real hand such as 360 degrees rotating ability of the arm, 3G, Wi-Fi, LCD display and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries to power the electric elements. With all these functional features, who knows, maybe future people will consider altering their real hand with METIS. More images after the jump.