'Roll Charge Light Protect' project keeps wheelchairs safe at night

While it may look like it belongs on the lesser-known reality TV show, Pimp My Wheelchair, Min-Goo Kim's "Roll Charge Light Protect" wheelchair is all about safety, not bling. The rims are equipped with LEDs that get their charge from the motion of the wheels, which helps in two ways: it helps the occupant see the terrain around them, as well as making them visible to others and motorists in the dark.

Curiously, each wheel also has an LCD on it, which allows one — uncomfortably, we imagine — to check the amount of charge the LED lights have stored up.

Via Tuvie