Elevating Wheelchair concept hopes to change the perception of the physically-challenged

Unlike Dean Kamen's ultra-mobile iBot, the design of the Elevating Wheelchair is meant to restore a measure of equality when it comes to looking other people in the eye. Designed by Melbourne student Jake Eadie, the concept design hopes to change the way we see wheelchair-bound people by giving them a kind of equal footing in day-to-day body language situations.

The Elevating Wheelchair would have two modes, sitting and standing, and employ durable shock absorbers for rough urban terrain. You can check out more takes on the concept device here.

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