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From Tank Tire Personal People-Movers to Thought-Propelled Wheelchairs

 - Jun 27, 2009   Updated: Apr 3 2011
This slideshow of wacky wheelchairs showcases the best innovations in personal mobility. From thought-controlled wheelchairs to strap-on wheelchairs for disabled dogs, you won't find these wheelchairs at the hospital.

My favorite are the tech-savvy elevating wheelchairs, which aim to enhance their user's mobility without forcing them to sit down. Click through the cluster below to see these wacky wheelchairs and more.

Implications - Disabled people are no longer bound to traditional wheelchairs; now they have a vast array of options that service different needs and appeal to different tastes. The concepts of customization seen in these wheelchair designs expand far beyond wheelchairs and into many other industries. Businesses that satisfy consumer cravings for customization are likely to succeed in this time of economic certainty because they offer something tailored and unique, thus standing out from the crowd.