If the Segway was designed to help people as much as this standing wheelchair, we probably wouldn't make fun of it so much. While it does look a lot like a Segway, the standing wheelchair is designed to give people with spinal injuries a new way to get around. Rather than confining you to a chair and putting you at a lower level than everyone else, this stands the user up, bringing them back to eye level and restoring a bit of normalcy to someone who's gone through a traumatic accident. This is serious life-changing technology, something that does more than just add convenience to a lifestyle. While at the moment it's merely a design concept, we can see by the aforementioned Segway that the technology exists to make this a reality. Here's hoping it gets to people who need it sooner rather than later.
Via The Cool Hunter