Luke, I Am Your Wheelchair-Bound Father

You do know that this is probably the coolest four-wheeled Halloween costume ever. We'd totally give this dude one of those extra-large Snickers bars. » 10/16/09 3:00pm 10/16/09 3:00pm

The Future Of Disabled Mobility Tech

Mobility technology has historically been limited to wheelchairs. But the aging global population is leading companies like Honda and Panasonic to envision new technology combining robotics and even mind control to give mobility-limited individuals freedom. Here's what to expect. » 9/30/09 1:15pm 9/30/09 1:15pm

Rodem M-1: Japanese Wheelchair Of The Future

A wheelchair? On Jalopnik? Yes, because not only do we all get old and still have a need for some sweet wheels, but the Rodem M-1 has a cleaner front end than anything currently in the Acura lineup. » 9/02/09 4:00pm 9/02/09 4:00pm

Wheelchair Uses Lasers To Automatically Dock In Van

Researchers at Lehigh University are developing a way to make it easier for wheelchair-bound individuals to dock a wheelchair in the back of a minivan. The system utilizes lasers and radio frequency technology to automatically guide a wheelchair onto the forklift-style platform that is in the rear of the van. This is… » 5/06/08 1:00pm 5/06/08 1:00pm

Be Careful Of Wheelchair-Bound Hitchhikers When Driving Your Semi In…

I'll be traveling through the lovely little southwestern Michigan town of Paw Paw on Saturday, and you can bet I'll be happy I won't be driving a semi-truck. We've heard the town's home to a roving gang of wheelchair-rolling hitchhikers employing a unique brand of thumbing it. They'll just roll right out in front of… » 6/07/07 10:45am 6/07/07 10:45am

Wheelchair Wheels: The Hungarian Kenguru

The Coolhunter bagged some new prey, a minicar designed for people in wheelchairs. It's the Hungarian-designed Kenguru, and we'd have sworn we'd already posted on it — but there's no record to confirm we've got more than a minor case of d j vu. The driver simply wheels up into it, locks in place, grabs the joystick… » 6/22/06 7:51am 6/22/06 7:51am

Best. Wheelchair. Ever.


Wow. Holy Crap. What can we say about the TankChair that isn't obvious from the picture? Well, um, it's made for people that actually need a wheelchair. And it wasn't created from some Terminator-esque apocalypse where people with disabilities take over on Judgement Day. Still, we'd like to think the TankChair's been… » 4/24/06 10:57pm 4/24/06 10:57pm