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Professor Xavier (Or Hawking), Did You Do This?: Future Of Wheelchairing Techology

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Is this the future of wheelchairing? Why's it dragging a bong behind it? These questions and more possibly answered in the quote I'm so graciously about to copy/paste:

Thomas Ross and Dave Cochrane put together a sleek, rather cool design and even made some practical improvements along the way.


Let's start with the wheels. These two large, hubless wonders actually use a "rear ball assembly," so that turns are more controlled, making it a lot easier to get around in tight places. The seat is made from a fabric that distributes body weight more evenly, limiting pressure sores and circulation problems. It also has a built-in storage compartment on the seat back, so it's easier to carry what you need.

BOOM! Consider your prayers questions answered! Except the bong thing, which is actually a ball that allows the chair to pivot and turn without forward motion. And speaking of pivoting and turning -- I'm actually taking swing-dance lessons right now. Now I know what you're thinking, "God you're a fruitcake so suave and debonair!" And it's true, I really am. As a matter of fact one time Mr. Peanut, Mr. Monopoly and myself all entered a suave and debonair contest and I ended up blowing them both out of the water.

Hit the jump for a couple closeups.

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