Wheels and Wheelchairs

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OhGizmo has a feature today about the new Hungarian Kenguru car, which seems pretty amazing from OhGizmo's write-up (the Kenguru site has their own write-up, but it's a slightly harder read in Hungarian). But here's why this vehicle is so exciting: the car is specifically designed for wheelchair-bound folks, and it has high hopes of giving people back their independence. The concept is really simple. You just wheel yourself in through the back of the car, click your chair into place, and then drive off. And even the controls are easy: the car is operated by a joystick. Of course, the car doesn't look like it has much clearance from the pics, or much room to carry things, but I imagine all those tweaks will get ironed out in later models.

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June 16, 2006 - 2:30am
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