Monday, March 24, 2008

Car for wheel chaired person.

Designed by the Hungarian company Rehab, Rt, the Kenguru is a car built especially for the convenience of wheelchair users. How it works is actually a very clever idea, the back flip opens up and the operator (wheelchair user) pulls right inside, then putters down the highway using a joystick controller (must watch the video following the break) - very simple and highly accessible for disabled users…

However, straight off my mind when I saw this clever invention were two main problems, driving the Kenguru would mean it would not be possible for wheelchair users to have onboard the car any other passengers! Cars that disabled users drive nowadays are especially modified for them but at the same time they can still have a few passengers. Another problem is probably the stigma attached, everyone will know that you’re a wheelchair user if you drive this thing down your street!

Nevertheless, this invention is brilliant, I’m sure many people will appreciate it!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008