Wheelchair concepts are not a rare thing to come across in the minds of designers, his CARRIER robotic wheelchair designed by a group of five at the University of Applied Arts in the Studio Industrial Design 2 Esslinger as a part of their semester project deserves a mention.
The CARRIER has been designed so that it can really help to enable those who have physical impairments. Its robotic design means not only will it be able to help the disabled through maneuvering over almost any terrain but also assist the user in standing up to reach for objects, go up and down stairs and even go to the toilet.
I’d say that the new iBot 4000 Mobility System is really a combination of advanced technology and latest skills in robotics and engineering, how it climbs stairs (in the video after the break) looks quite scary and unsteady to me actually, but it works!
The iBot is able to climb stairs because it works by using multiple computer systems in conjunction with gyroscopes, it also features triple redundant backup systems and auditory/visual signals for added safety making it a very fancy one of a kind wheelchair!
Watch the vid demo after the break…