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Whill Raises $11 Million Series A for High-Performance ‘Wheelchair’

Whill Raises $11 Million Series A for High-Performance ‘Wheelchair’ | Power Mobility | Scoop.it
The omnidirectional four-wheel-drive mobility device is meant to give wheelchair users a sleek alternative to standard chairs
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Ride-Along Mentor: Virtual Seating Coach Aims to Increase Client Compliance -- Mobility Management

Ride-Along Mentor: Virtual Seating Coach Aims to Increase Client Compliance -- Mobility Management | Power Mobility | Scoop.it
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Article explain's Permobil's new Seating Coach app - a must read for ATP's

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Disabled Man to Drive Chevrolet Corvette With Head Movements [Video] [Photo Gallery]

Disabled Man to Drive Chevrolet Corvette With Head Movements [Video] [Photo Gallery] | Power Mobility | Scoop.it
Meet Sam Schmidt. After competing in the Indy Racing League for three years and netting a win at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 1999, Sam's racing career came to a dramatic full stop.
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Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM) controls the throttle, braking and steering from a head array!

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ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR 6X6 EXPLORER - YouTube

This 6 wheel drive electric wheelchair will take you places other wheelchairs won't. 6 wheel drive and a 2500lb winch for use when you are with friends and y...
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This chair from New Zealand is the definition of rugged!

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World's Fastest Mobility Scooter Does 80 MPH - autoevolution

World's Fastest Mobility Scooter Does 80 MPH - autoevolution | Power Mobility | Scoop.it
World's Fastest Mobility Scooter Does 80 MPH
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There are quite a few Guinness records starting with “World's fastest” and we are here to talk about the zippiest mobility scooter ever.
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This guy, breaking the scooter landspeed record again.

Also checkout his 50mph baby carriage/stroller.

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TravelScoot mobility scooter in an airport. - YouTube

TravelScoot mobility scooter in an airport.
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Well-produced video, interesting scooter concept.

Multiple battery options, lithium ion, SLA 10 amp:

http://www.travelscoot.com/battery-information.html

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For People With Disabilities, 2014 Is the Year to Think Big - Huffington Post

For People With Disabilities, 2014 Is the Year to Think Big - Huffington Post | Power Mobility | Scoop.it
For People With Disabilities, 2014 Is the Year to Think Big
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I didn't quite create a regular pickup game of manual wheelchair hockey, but I tried playing on a power wheelchair hockey team -- Philadelphia PowerPlay.
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This Professor X-Approved Futuristic Wheelchair Is Arriving Next Year

This Professor X-Approved Futuristic Wheelchair Is Arriving Next Year | Power Mobility | Scoop.it
The original WHILL was a clamp on device designed to power manual wheelchairs lacking an electric motor.
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The 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games will be held in Philadelphia, PA, August 12-17, 2014.

The 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games will be held in Philadelphia, PA, August 12-17, 2014. | Power Mobility | Scoop.it

34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG)
The 34th NVWG will be held in Philadelphia, PA, August 12-17, 2014.

 

 

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Meet the WCMX Riders - New Mobility

Meet the WCMX Riders - New Mobility | Power Mobility | Scoop.it
WCMX is often described as “skateboarding for wheelchair users,” but given some of the tricks its riders pull off, it’s more like a cross between skating and dirtbiking.
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Engineers make 'world's fastest mobility scooter' which can hit top speed of 120MPH

Engineers make 'world's fastest mobility scooter' which can hit top speed of 120MPH | Power Mobility | Scoop.it

The modified vehicle is fitted it with a 600cc engine, making it capable of doing 15 TIMES the speed of a standard mobility scooter. 

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Going for the world record on August 31st!
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Power Wheelchair Controls and Components | HomeCare Magazine

Power Wheelchair Controls and Components | HomeCare Magazine | Power Mobility | Scoop.it

"The digital revolution is bringing new technologies to power wheelchair controls and offers the provider new revenue opportunities. “Smart” controls now provide patients with a variety of exciting options to improve the quality of their powered mobility experience."

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http://elitedaily.com/news/world/kid-turns-wheelchair-snow-plow-shovel-driveway/861280/

http://elitedaily.com/news/world/kid-turns-wheelchair-snow-plow-shovel-driveway/861280/ | Power Mobility | Scoop.it
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Zinger is claimed to be the world's lightest electric wheelchair

Zinger is claimed to be the world's lightest electric wheelchair | Power Mobility | Scoop.it
For folks who have limited mobility, often all that's needed is a little something to lessen the amount of walking that they have to do. A number of lightwe...
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This Startup Is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users

This Startup Is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users | Power Mobility | Scoop.it
An electric car signals freedom for people with disabilities.
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not just a drive-in vehicle for wheelchair users, an electric drive-in vehicle. www.kenguru.com

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Karma Mobility Launches Two New Powerchairs

Karma Mobility Launches Two New Powerchairs | Power Mobility | Scoop.it
The new Karma Morgan power chair (shown here) has been described as ‘a great all round companion’ with excellent indoor and outdoor capabilities, plus a small turning circle of just 65cm for great ...
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Appeal to get sport-loving nine-year-old boy a new powered wheelchair - The Press, York

Appeal to get sport-loving nine-year-old boy a new powered wheelchair - The Press, York | Power Mobility | Scoop.it
The Press, York Appeal to get sport-loving nine-year-old boy a new powered wheelchair The Press, York For the last year he has played with Leeds Powerchair Football, which mum Louise says has given him a vital chance to play sport and be part of a...
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Meet the "world's smallest class four-seater electric vehicle" - and it floats!

Meet the "world's smallest class four-seater electric vehicle" - and it floats! | Power Mobility | Scoop.it
Fomm Concept One is a floating EV for dangerous times
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Somewhat reminiscent of the all-electric Rinspeed sQuba concept from the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, the new Fomm Concept One is an electric car with a bit of buoyancy.
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Meet the "world's smallest class four-seater electric vehicle" - and it floats!

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Speed Demon! Liam Payne Recklessly Drives Mobility Scooter In Behind The Scenes Of One Direction's Midnight Memories Music Video

Celebrity Gossip, News & Photos, Movie Reviews, Competitions
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One Direction - Midnight Memories - YouTube

Rascal Scooters from Electric Mobility Euro featured in the new video from boy band "One Direction" in their new single "Midnight Memories"

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Acton M Scooter hands-on: We fall off the future of urban mobility

Acton M Scooter hands-on: We fall off the future of urban mobility | Power Mobility | Scoop.it
Electric scooters are too much fun to be left to the elderly, or so Acton found when it flew past its Kickstarter goal for the M Scooter last October. Now shipping, the folding “urban mobility” device promises to work with, ...
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U.S. storm means vacation from hell for Ottawa wheelchair user

U.S. storm means vacation from hell for Ottawa wheelchair user | Power Mobility | Scoop.it
Many people have horror stories to tell of holiday travels during the past few wintry weeks. But Blaine Cameron’s travel ordeal could set a new bar for holiday travel from hell.
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Be.e - Scooter made from plants by Waarmakers » Yanko Design

Be.e - Scooter made from plants by Waarmakers » Yanko Design | Power Mobility | Scoop.it

Argueably the most sustainable scooter in the world, “Be.e” is constructed almost entirely of bio-composites. The monocoque body is made from flax and bio-resin, and its unique eggshell shape and frameless construction reduces the total amount of parts drastically without sacrificing structural integrity. Fully electric, it’s also quiet enough to hear a pin drop!
Read more at http://www.yankodesign.com/2013/07/16/bio-based-e-scooter/#XgAEy5qH5sfrAofU.99 ;

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Nice & clean design, but i don't quite get the window holding plant matter if it is fully electric.

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Wheelchair ballet underwater: it's more like flying than diving

Wheelchair ballet underwater: it's more like flying than diving | Power Mobility | Scoop.it
Sue Austin: When I lost my mobility, I trained as a diver – which inspired me to make a film about scuba diving in a wheelchair
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