Until there is accessibility everywhere in the world, we need a solution. It appears the Scalevo electric wheelchair is that solution. Watch the following video and decide for yourself.
Excerpt of Article by Parker Molloy | Upworthy
Last year, a group of 10 Swiss students unveiled the prototype of a project that may one day make getting around a bit easier for people in wheelchairs.
The team was made up of mechanical and electrical engineering students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the Zurich University of the Arts. Together, they developed what would come to be known as the Scalevo electric wheelchair.
The Scalevo is an electric wheelchair with one very notable, unique feature: Stairs no longer stand in its way.
The team’s goal was to develop a “powered wheelchair which meets the demands of daily use and has the ability to climb and descend stairs safely without external help or additional devices.”
After watching their video, I’d say mission accomplished.
Thanks to Wendy for sharing the article; Parker Molloy for writing the article; Upworthy for committing its resources to the article; YouTube for hosting the video; Google for me find additional information about Scalevo; and all the people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to include the picture, video, and text in this post.