Fraunhofer 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.