Friday, September 28, 2012

Signal Snowboards Makes Adapted Snowboard

Signal Snowboards, along with mountain bike accessory-makers Crankbrothers, worked together with the goal of getting former snowboard legend Tim Ostler back on the slopes. Injured from an accident on the half-pipe twelve years ago, the professional snowboarder was left paralyzed from the chest down.  The results of the efforts among these two crews has resulted in one of the most unique creations that has been devised in recent memory.  More information and a video after the jump.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Panasonic Developing Wheelchair/Bed Hybrid

Panasonic is developing an electric bed that has the unique ability to transform itself into a wheelchair.  It is intended for limited mobility patients that have difficulty with transferring from their hospital bed to their wheelchair and resolves this issue by simply having them morph into each other.  The patient only needs to be moved onto the side of the bed that transforms into a wheelchair and the transition is performed via a remote that can be utilized by a single operator.  More information after the jump.