A Wheelchair That Gives the Rider Even More Mobility Than Walking

The world's already got its fair share of tank-treaded wheelchairs that can traverse any terrain, but a personal mobility device that looks as fun to ride as an ATV? There's definitely still room for the HexHog in our hearts, on our hilly fields and mountains, and even in shallow water, apparently. » 8/11/14 11:26am 8/11/14 11:26am

How the Downtown Project Is Solving Vegas's Urban Problems In-House

When I meet Josh Westerhold at the offices of Project 100, the Las Vegas urban mobility startup that's funded by the Downtown Project, we decide it would probably make sense to head out into downtown Vegas to tour their project area in person. From the other room, his co-worker has an even better idea: "Take the… » 1/09/14 3:40pm 1/09/14 3:40pm

Everything You Need To Get Around Without Ever Getting Up

Sometimes dragging yourself out of bed can feel like the greatest challenge mankind has ever faced. But because of work, school, chores, or disapproving spouses, you get up anyways. However, what if there was a way to be lazy while still being productive? Surely it would change lives for the better, right? » 10/16/12 3:40pm 10/16/12 3:40pm

Electric Bike Tech Makes Power-Assisted Wheelchairs Way More Affordable

Not surprisingly, those fancy electric wheelchairs that let people with limited mobility cruise about with the push of a joystick are incredibly expensive. So adapting technology that powers modern electric bikes, Yamaha's JWX-2 electric assist gives that same mobility for less—and can be retrofitted to almost any… » 10/16/12 9:07am 10/16/12 9:07am

This Four-Legged Wheelchair Climbs Steps Like a Mountain Goat

Researchers at the Chiba Institute of Technology in Japan have come up with a four-legged wheelchair design that lets the mobility device tackle steps and other obstacles that it simply couldn't with just four wheels. And it keeps its passenger level and perfectly safe when it's tip-toeing over uneven terrain. » 10/15/12 11:00am 10/15/12 11:00am

World's First Lego Electric Wheelchair Can Support a Two Hundred Pound…

It's not going to get you anywhere in a hurry, but Simon Burfield's joystick-controlled electric wheelchair is built from the ground up using just Lego. What's even more impressive is that the chair can carry someone up to 200 pounds in weight, as long as there aren't any obstacles for it to traverse. » 7/31/12 5:00pm 7/31/12 5:00pm