Thursday, 29 December 2011

Electric 'Whill' for manual wheelchairs

A team of Japanese inventors have created a device which transforms a manual wheelchair into an electric mobility device that can reach speeds up to 20km/h powered by a lithium battery.
The device (Whill) just needs to be clamped to an existing wheelchair to get it get it started.
The Whill uses intuitive manoeuvring gestures. For example, by applying force to certain areas of the control panel(situated in front of the user), you can slow down or speed up the device.

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