Engineers update wheelchair for 21st century

09/17/2013 |

An electrically powered improvement on the wheelchair promises to give the disabled a new degree of mobility, writes Chitra Sethi. The WHILL device brought together the talents of an industrial designer, a product engineer, a medical device engineer and two mechanical engineers to produce a sleek, modern design with a unique compound front wheel that allows for both a tight turning radius and superior ability to cover ground.

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