Wheelchairs

Crunch Report | Go-Jek Raises $1.2 Billion

Go-Jek raises $1.2 billion, Soylent raises $50 million, wheelchairs get a makeover from Izzy Wheels and Uber attempts to make UberPOOL a little less like a game of Russian roulette. All this on Crunch

Whill raises $17.5M Series B for its high-tech motorized wheelchairs

Whill, a startup dedicated to building better wheelchairs and mobility devices, plans to enter the European market after raising a $17.5 million Series B. The round was led by Eight Road Ventures with

3D-printed bespoke wheelchair debuts at Design Week in London

For all their being motion-enabling platforms, wheelchairs are themselves rather static. A frame of steel and aluminum supporting foam-filled leather or plastic, with a handful of settings that may or

Video: Robotic Wheelchair Automatically Follows Human Companion

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Picture-3.png" /> This is pretty cool: a robotic wheelchair that automatically follows a human companion without the person sitting in t

Great King Kizer: Robot Sitting In Wheelchair

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/great_king_kizer-620x465.jpg" /> It's no secret Japan is betting high on <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/robots/">robots</a> to t

MIT-developed smart wheelchair does auto navigation

I live right pretty close to MIT and sometimes I feel like I shouldn’t even walk by any of the buildings for fear that my average brain might pollute some or all of the strange and wonderful things

Tongue Drive System in development; yes, it's SFW

Control systems for wheelchairs have to accommodate a wide variety of disabilities and capabilities; some people can use a joystick, others are restricted to blowing in a tube in different ways to sig

Wheelchair throws flames, scares everyone

I have a friend who uses a wheelchair every day. He’s quite nimble with it and in fact races wheelchairs and is a known athlete, despite the lack of legs. He’s also got a pretty good sense

Landeez All-Terrain Wheelchair: Exactly What It Sounds Like

Don’t forget that this coming Saturday, June 10, is “Take the Infirm to the Beach Day,” and is, as always, sponsored by Bed Protect, makers of the All-Day-Long brand of adult diapers

Mind-Controlled Wheelchairs

The University of Electro-Communications has developed a prototype electric wheelchair that will respond to the user’s thoughts. Now before we all fake injuries, we will need a strap on skullcap out