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Pimp My Wheelchair – Personal with a Twist

Personal has become a byword for designer but disabled people have had own standard versions of personal for years; they just called them wheelchairs anyone else.  And no what kind of hybrid any boffin comes up with, merely an imitation of the old fashioned

Take a look at these up wheelchairs below; they’re on the classic wheelchair shape two big wheels on each side, the seat in the middle and even a feature. The new breed of gadget mobility vehicles has blurred the between mini-concept cars and but there’s no denying their The only worry is wannabe pretenders purchasing these and cutting us up on ramps and in queues…

The first of a few entries from tech and automotive giant,

1) The i-Real

The i-Real is on its way to commercial and is sure to be in huge demand. It three wheels (two at the and one at the back), and can manoeuvre naturally pedestrians in busy areas.

got a well-honed perimeter monitoring to help keep the driver and near the vehicle safe, a sound and vibration if people are in close proximity.

2) The Panasonic Bed

The Panasonic Robot Bed has got to be our personal for the home environment. You wake up, a button, and seconds later you yourself upright in a mobile

Resembling something that the had in WALL-E, the Robot Bed in its converted can navigate around the house avoiding obstacles with ‘no for training’, say Panasonic. The control is even fitted with a TV and can up to your other tech so you can control them from chair.

Expect this to be a huge hit lazy, able-bodied geeks who handle the eight-foot walk their bed to their Xbox.

3) The

Look at this beast! No, not Johnny Five from Circuit – it’s more Ironside meets Top Gun. If frustrated at not being able to the great outdoors, your may well be solved.

The aptly-named TankChair is described as ‘a off-road wheelchair that can go outdoors’ and with its rubber and Optima Deep Cycle 12v we’re not surprised.

Built to streams, mud, snow, and gravel, the TankChair is built for every individual buyer so there’s no pricing structure at we can’t imagine it’ll be But why do you need one of these? Because is one big concrete jungle…

3) The Toyota

Probably the most aesthetically-pleasing of the the Toyota i-Unit stole the at a world Mobility Performance with design inspiration from a leaf that sunlight into life seeks to express the power of the the logic of living things and the beauty of waste-free functionality.” Ok.

The i-Unit is controlled using technology via a joystick controller and can into a laid-back mode for speed.

Toyota i-unit

Our only concern is with the roof down, it scarily like some of cryogenic pod but that’s a small to pay for, erm, a large to pay – we’re talking around

4) The Trekinetic

Several years a British entrepreneur noticed a trendy good-looking lad in a wheelchair and was by the damning contrast between the teenager’s appearance and the sedate, design of his wheelchair.

The entrepreneur, Spindle, decided to do something this and created the Trekinetic – an revolution from conventional wheelchairs that folds into a 9kg state.

It is believed to be the world’s first Monocoque wheelchair, meaning it have a tubular metal but a strong carbon-fibre seat instead.

5) The Toyota i-Foot

No, not Buzz Lightyear – it’s the end of our feature and we had to finish with a Ladies and gentlemen, this is the i-Foot.

Dubbed the ‘world’s wheelchair’ on Flickr, the i-Foot people on or off by bending its legs and sets off at a white-knuckle maximum of It’s capable of three-dimensional with the ability to navigate

At 7.74 feet tall and this gigantic walking was the name on everyone’s lips at the Japanese World Expo and is yet to go mass-production.

We’re not advising you also go for the attire but if you’ve got £20,000 about, we’d love to see ambling down the high in one of these.

Toyota i-unit
Toyota i-unit
Toyota i-unit

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