This radical new wheelchair design will revolutionize the way visually impaired people see their environments.
Developed in Sweden at the Luleå University of Technology, this cutting-edge chair is set to hit the marketplace as soon as possible. Luleå University's laser wheelchair is structurally the same as traditional chairs, with sturdy wheels and a durable leather seat.
However, this chair's technology enables it to surpass all of its cushy competitors. Luleå University's laser wheelchair has a small laser scanner on a post above the seat. This laser scans the environment in front of the chair as it moves, and quickly creates virtual 3D maps, which are sent to the user on a handheld interface. The user can then manually read the map and navigate around obstacles in front of them.
Luleå University's laser wheelchair is a technological masterpiece with a powerful purpose.
Lulea University's Laser Wheelchair Scans to Improve Sight
1. Laser Scanning - Development of laser scanning technology for visual impairment assistance presents opportunities for further research into expanding its applications.
2. Virtual 3D Mapping - The creation of virtual 3D maps for visually impaired persons presents an opportunity for more research into the development of user-friendly interface and automation programs.
3. Smart Wheelchairs - Further development of smart wheelchairs and mobility devices using innovative technology present the opportunity to improve the quality of life of individuals with physical disabilities.
1. Assistive Technology - The development of laser-wielding wheelchairs presents an opportunity for the assistive technology industry to provide more accessible and innovative devices for individuals with disabilities.
2. Healthcare - The healthcare industry can benefit from the development of laser-wielding wheelchairs as it presents opportunities for further research and technological advancements in disability mobility assistance technology.
3. Technology - Technological advancements in assistive mobility devices provide opportunities for further research and innovations in smart mobility devices for individuals with disabilities.