Florida State University’s Emmanuel Collins has brought the battlefield to the wheelchair by incorporating terrain-sensing technology originally made for military robots. The technology will help facilitate safer, easier, and more helpful controls.
The technology being used in the chairs is so advanced that it could detect both hazardous obstacles, and adjust its speed and driving pattern accordingly. It's a concept so well-received that Emmanuel Collins has been awarded funding from the US Army. The first large-scale production of these amazing devices could begin as soon as 2016.
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