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Autonomous Robotic Wheels

The Carrier Wheelchair Ensures User is Completely Independent

— September 24, 2009 — Art & Design
A new wave of robotic wheelchairs is taking over the traditional wheelchair scene, and the Carrier Wheelchair is set to be at the top of this robo-chair craze.

Effective for traveling over any terrain and situation, the Carrier Wheelchair is a robotic wheelchair built with a specially shaped frame that can maneuver over pracitally anything—including any type of toilet. How? A “trap door” opens when you need to go, so there’s “no need for awkward transfers or assisted lifts," according to Yanko Design.

Capable of complete elevation to make higher objects easier to reach, the Carrier Wheelchair also makes moving up stairs and inclines a piece of cake due to its “Galileo Wheel,” which combines a wheel and track into a single drive.
Trend Themes
1. Robotic Wheelchairs - The development of robotic wheelchairs with unique features presents opportunities to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities and advance the healthcare industry.
2. Multi-terrain Mobility - The emergence of multi-terrain mobility technology, such as the Carrier Wheelchair, presents opportunities for innovation and growth in the mobility aids industry.
3. Assistive Technology Advancements - Advancements in assistive technology, such as the trap door feature in the Carrier Wheelchair, create disruptive opportunities to improve accessibility and independence for people with disabilities.
Industry Implications
1. Healthcare - The development and adoption of robotic wheelchairs in the healthcare industry can improve patients' mobility, accessibility, and quality of life.
2. Accessibility - The Carrier Wheelchair's unique features serve as an example of how innovative solutions increase accessibility and inclusivity in the build environment and transportation industry.
3. Mobility Aids - The Carrier Wheelchair's multi-terrain capabilities present opportunities for mobility aid companies to innovate and develop new products with similar features for individuals with disabilities.
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