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Date: 03/19/12 03:25 PM

44 Responses to Say Goodbye To Wheelchairs

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    March 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm
    Link: Say Goodbye To Wheelchairs - Tek RMD could possibly make wheelchairs obsolete.
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    DracObi Male 18-29
    289 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    this would be amazing if it were cost effective.
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    Orchideous Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2012 at 3:45 pm

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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4907 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm
    Science...the real reason for human kind to exist.
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    mervviscious Male 40-49
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    March 19, 2012 at 3:51 pm
    won`t they get tired standing all day....
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    ElMustache Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2012 at 3:57 pm
    This is absolutely incredible.
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 3:59 pm
    Doesnt look like even small steps or uneven surfaces are possible, which is possible with a wheelchair
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2385 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 4:00 pm
    i could see this in some futuristic si-fi movie, but its a reality
  9. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 4:15 pm
    A good chair, but I expect that exoskeleton devices will eventually make these chairs obsolete.
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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 4:24 pm
    First of all, can IAB please stop advertising dumb inventions that don`t deliver what they are supposed to, if I wanted to see dumb adverts I would use Google and second of all...STAIRS???
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    Smutleybutt Male 18-29
    1377 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 4:28 pm
    blackcatseye why are you always such a bitter c*nt? You and tedgp need to get married and have bitter, horrible, I hate everything children.
    YOU NEED TO GET LAID AND LIGHTEN UP!
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    JustDani Female 18-29
    409 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 4:32 pm
    That`s pretty awesome. :) Yeah, some things could and will be changed I`m sure, but It`s a great start for more mobility for those without! :)
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    Arcval Male 18-29
    304 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 4:52 pm
    Looks like a good device. I wonder how long a full charge of the batteries lasts?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 19, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    How many of you guys thought how easy it would be to tip that guy over? Or was that just me.
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    whapitoot Male 18-29
    81 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 5:36 pm
    @Blackcatseye; "STAIRS???"

    What, so normal wheelchair users can use stairs?
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    crystalskyz Female 30-39
    359 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 6:15 pm
    That was very cool! Seems like a great advancement in wheelchair and mobility technology.
  17. Profile photo of HiEv
    HiEv Male 40-49
    621 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 6:40 pm
    It`s still basically a wheelchair, just with different advantages and disadvantages. Nice to have another option though, I guess.
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 6:43 pm
    I expected movement control to be segwayesque
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 6:43 pm
    That is one step closer to this:


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    bridog6996 Male 18-29
    571 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 7:09 pm
    So, instead of wheelchairs, paraplegics will basically have segways? I guess that`s cool, but it`s not a mind-blowing improvement.
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    LadyMorgue Female 30-39
    1516 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 7:10 pm
    Why is Al Bundy working at the deli counter?
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    crash665 Male 30-39
    119 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm
    Don`t worry. Your insurance won`t cover it.
  23. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 8:30 pm
    LadyMorgue: The shoe store closed when the mall went bankrupt.
  24. Profile photo of kittilia
    kittilia Female 18-29
    500 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 8:34 pm
    As with all technologies, I believe this will vastly improve over time if it is taken up and popularized. I support it all the way!
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 10:05 pm
    bridog6996

    it is a HUGE improvement for people that have to live there life at waist height. you have no idea what impact that has on a persons mental health.

    you really shouldn`t comment on things you have absoultely no idea about, at all.

    you have no idea how hard life is when you are stuck sitting down and the world is designed for people standing. you also have no idea how hard it is too feel equal to others when all you see is their crotches.
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    Rawrg Male 18-29
    934 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 10:20 pm
    I`m still holding out for robotic legs before I damage my spinal cord, but this is still a lot better than wheelchairs.

    The only downside is that if you run out of batteries, you`re screwed.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14621 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 10:56 pm
    "Don`t worry. Your insurance won`t cover it."

    I thought Obama gave you all free insurance?
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
    1107 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 11:42 pm
    right up until your battery is dead lol (basically every winter lol)
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    March 20, 2012 at 12:40 am
    It could be because I am so tired but I cried through this whole thing. Well, until I got bored and turned it off.
  30. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 12:57 am
    jamie: I agree. Going to dread the day that I need a wheelchair full-time. Hopefully there will be affordable exoskeleton devices by then, wish they had them now.
  31. Profile photo of bridog6996
    bridog6996 Male 18-29
    571 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 4:03 am
    @jamie76

    You really shouldn`t assume you know anything about what I know, because you don`t. For all you know, I myself am a paraplegic.
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    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
    620 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 4:13 am
    It does seem easy to tip over... I think i`d want to install some retractable outriggers or something,

    That is, assuming insurance would help pay for it in the first place.
  33. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 4:16 am
    bridog: If you were a paraplegic, you wouldn`t have typed the word `will` as you did. You`d have used the word `we`ll` and there would`ve been other `first-person` grammar clues as well.

    Your try to guilt trip someone who likely has a family member in a wheelchair or is in one themselves, was a big fail there man.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 4:22 am
    Tacos4Brkfst: Generally if you can prove the need and the ability to save health care costs, that is fewer trips to the hospital, insurance will pay for devices like these.
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    morimacil123 Male 18-29
    171 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 4:51 am
    Aye, seems nice.
    Its like a normal wheelchair, except your arms dont get any exercise, you are screwed if the battery is dead, and it takes forever to get in or out of.
    But on the plus side, you can stand! Wohoo!
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    Xric Male 18-29
    22 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 7:04 am
    So Daleks started off as paraplegics, who knew?.
  37. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 7:11 am
    Yeah, but would it be allowed in a drive-thru? At first it seemed to me like a combination wheelchair/cherry-picker, but after I saw it work I thought it was a good idea.
  38. Profile photo of bridog6996
    bridog6996 Male 18-29
    571 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 12:06 pm
    @ CrakrJak

    Again, assuming you know anything about me. Oh, the arrogance.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 1:24 pm
    I am impressed....
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 2:28 pm
    worthless from the waist down. eating my food and breathing my air. should commit suicide.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    March 21, 2012 at 4:22 am
    "Why is Al Bundy working at the deli counter?"


    HAHAHAHA oh my god you are 100% correct, sir. Thank you for pointing that out.
  42. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    March 21, 2012 at 4:23 am
    "worthless from the waist down. eating my food and breathing my air. should commit suicide."

    I absolutely agree. You should definitely commit suicide. With thoughts like you felt inclined to share with us, you are worthless from the head down.
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    Vimto Male 40-49
    2853 posts
    March 21, 2012 at 6:47 am
    Impressive, but I`m not conviced about bumping up small kerbs etc. Still, a step in the right direction.
  44. Profile photo of Shillier
    Shillier Male 18-29
    260 posts
    March 22, 2012 at 12:31 am
    @robosnitz my brother has been paralyzed since birth. i dare you to come talk your bs to him, he could break your neck like a twig.

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