Saturday, August 28, 2010

Rex, by Rex Bionics

The clip above is of wheelchair user Hayden Allen using an exoskeletal set of legs called Rex.  Developed by Rex Bionics, this product essentially allows the user to simply transfer from one's wheelchair onto Rex and simply control the legs via a joystick and leaning.  As you can see in the clip, this set of legs has transformed Hayden's life in more ways than one.  Hit the jump to see another clip of Rex and Hayden.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Hip Hop Dancer Vinod Thakur On "India's Got Talent"

The following Youtube clip is of Vinod Thakur, a 21 year old cell phone technician from India.  As you can see in the clip, he does an amazing hip hop routine for "India's Got Talent" despite the fact that he started learning hip hop dancing 3 months prior to the show.  The fact that he is a double leg amputee does not appear to stop him one bit.  Enjoy!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Kemcare 6X6 All-Terrain Wheelchair

Looking like a cross between an ATV and a wheelchair, the 6X6 Explorer, built by Kemcare, is a unique design that is intended specifically for those who like to venture into harsh terrain such as forests and beaches.  Water and mud do not seem to stop this chair as its 6 wheel setup provides much more traction than a standard chair while maintaining maneuverability.  Should you happen to get this chair stuck, it is equipped with a 2500 lb. winch that can be used to get you out.  Check out the Youtube clip to see this chair in action.