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This Innovation Will Make the World More Accessible For the Disabled

A mind is great only if it has the ability to create positive change.

In the summer or 2014, a team of mechanical and electrical engineering students from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and Zurich University of Arts gave themselves a 10-month deadline to create the Scalevo electric wheelchair. This prototype uses rubber tank tracks to climb even the steepest stairs backwards. It also has a second set of wheels to enable the chair to elevate the users up.

These young innovators are eyeing to enter this wheelchair in the Cybathlon, a sporting competition for disabled athletes using bionic assisted technology such as robotic prostheses and brain-computer interfaces.  This event will be hosted by the Swiss National Center of Competence in Robotics Research on October, 2016.

Check the power of this technology by watching the video above.


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Written by Anne Cacherell

Anne Cacherell is a viral buzz maker who loves to write about inspiring and interesting stories for healthy public consumption. She is currently based in the twin tropical island paradise of Trinidad & Tobago.

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