The iBot Mobile Wheelchair Utilizes Two Wheels to Climb Up Steps

By: Misel Saban - May 24, 2016
References: dekaresearch & mentalfloss
While most wheelchairs offer consumers with disabilities or suffering injury the mobility they need to venture from place to place, they are usually unable to move vertically making a design such as the iBot mobile wheelchair by Toyota and DEKA a revolutionary machine. Unlike a traditional wheelchair, the iBot is able to convert to a two-wheeled vehicle and climb up sets of stairs. The shape and design drastically increases the mobility of the vehicle while maintaining an affordable price point.

The iBot chair has an adaptable shape that allows the vehicle to move from a four-wheeler to a two-wheeler. This allows the vehicle to seamlessly climb stairs and drive over rough terrain such as sand, rock or grass. The increased mobility offers added sophistication and more independence to users.