Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Aaron Fotheringham Lands First Wheelchair Front Flip

There have been many posts on this blog about Aaron Fotheringham and his various stunts.  This time, during the Nitro Circus tour in New Zealand, he lands the first wheelchair front flip.  Check out the clip and see it for yourself.  The successful attempt is shown about a minute into the clip.  Enjoy!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Luis de Matos' wi-Go Project Uses XBox Kinect Sensors

Luis de Mato has started a project called wi-Go which "seeks to unite the technological knowledge and liability in the construction of a common path toward integration and improved quality of life."  In this project, wi-Go is a robotic shopping cart that utilizes the sensor technology found on the Xbox Kinect that enables the user, such as the disabled, to carry objects without the need to push a cart.  Like similar projects before it (See this past entry), this cart will follow the user by locking onto the nearby user and anticipate the intended direction the user is going to go.  Pretty amazing technology.  Check out the clip above.