Transforming Electric Powered Wheelchairs into Communication Hubs

fraunhoferFraunhofer Institute and Otto Bock Mobility Solutions GmbH have teamed up to provide greater convenience and safety for wheelchair users. The new communication aid consists of a module that connects the control system of an electric-powered wheelchair to other electronic devices and adds to its functionality. Wheelchair users will be able to navigate cellphones, PCs, TVs, game consoles, etc. using the module and a connection through Bluetooth. Checking e-mail, surfing the web and sending an alert during an emergency will be available at the user’s fingertips.

(Source: Fraunhofer)

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