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  • Segway wheelchair - Looks excellent.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv_SfonG4w4

  • #2
    Looks excellent if you are an AB and can get it out the the back of the vehicle. lol
    You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
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    • #3
      Originally posted by SCIfor55yrs. View Post
      Looks excellent if you are an AB and can get it out the the back of the vehicle. lol
      No reason why it couldn't be made modular so you could take it apart
      and put it in the passenger seat like a regular chair.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by NW-Will View Post
        No reason why it couldn't be made modular so you could take it apart
        and put it in the passenger seat like a regular chair.
        Possibly, but some of the components are going to be heavy. To facilitate transfers, it would also need some kind of stabilizers.
        You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
        http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

        See my personal webpage @
        http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SCIfor55yrs. View Post
          Possibly, but some of the components are going to be heavy. To facilitate transfers, it would also need some kind of stabilizers.
          What power chair is out there that doesn't require you to drive it
          into the vehicle? ???????


          This is actually feasible for a transfer into a regular car if it
          came apart in small enough parts.

          And it's not huge! All the weight over the drive wheels, my first thought
          was it would be great for trails.
          Be interesting to see what kind of incline it would be capable of dealing
          with.

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          • #6
            Checkout the videos linked here... http://www.youtube.com/user/LayneBuiltLLC

            I am an incomplete para from TM and walk with a crutch. I also have a Segway. They are amazing and very capable machines. They also have an offroad version.

            The model featured in the videos linked above are heavy. They weight about 100lbs. Not something that can easily be tossed into a vehicle.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by My395 View Post
              Checkout the videos linked here... http://www.youtube.com/user/LayneBuiltLLC

              I am an incomplete para from TM and walk with a crutch. I also have a Segway. They are amazing and very capable machines. They also have an offroad version.

              The model featured in the videos linked above are heavy. They weight about 100lbs. Not something that can easily be tossed into a vehicle.

              That is awesome!! That is actually exciting!

              Those little legs that drop out the back to stabilize it so he can transfer are pretty slick.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by My395 View Post
                Checkout the videos linked here... http://www.youtube.com/user/LayneBuiltLLC

                I am an incomplete para from TM and walk with a crutch. I also have a Segway. They are amazing and very capable machines. They also have an offroad version.

                The model featured in the videos linked above are heavy. They weight about 100lbs. Not something that can easily be tossed into a vehicle.

                Do you have any video of you getting on and off your segway ?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by NW-Will View Post
                  Do you have any video of you getting on and off your segway ?
                  Sorry, I don't. I generally "park" it against a wall or some solid object when I get on and off. My left leg is much better than the right, so I put that one on the platform first, then kinda drag my other leg up while leaning on my crutch.

                  Segway Chat forums have a section on disabled use and is a good place to ask questions. http://forums.segwaychat.com/forumdisplay.php?f=19
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by My395 View Post
                    Sorry, I don't. I generally "park" it against a wall or some solid object when I get on and off. My left leg is much better than the right, so I put that one on the platform first, then kinda drag my other leg up while leaning on my crutch.

                    Segway Chat forums have a section on disabled use and is a good place to ask questions. http://forums.segwaychat.com/forumdisplay.php?f=19
                    Thanks.. great link.
                    This looks like it may be one to watch.

                    http://segsolutions4freedom.com

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by NW-Will View Post
                      What power chair is out there that doesn't require you to drive it
                      into the vehicle? ???????
                      My iGlide power assist and its successor, the Tailwind, which is currently on a production hold because of legal issues.
                      You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
                      http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

                      See my personal webpage @
                      http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

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                      • #12
                        Any segway based design for a wheelchair fails (imo). If one of your wheels leaves the ground, even for a second, you will end up on your face.





                        okee doke, looks like that videos not gonna play.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by funklab View Post
                          Any segway based design for a wheelchair fails (imo). If one of your wheels leaves the ground, even for a second, you will end up on your face.

                          Ouch!!!

                          I have probably ridden a Segway for 100s of miles. I would say that they are very safe. I have fallen twice. Once when I got air off of a speed bump the second day I had the thing, I was having so much fun sight seeing I was not looking where I was going. The other time was trying to climb through a wet door sill that was probably about 4-6 inches high and very slick. I knew that I should not have tried it and did anyways, with expected results.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by funklab View Post
                            Any segway based design for a wheelchair fails (imo). If one of your wheels leaves the ground, even for a second, you will end up on your face.
                            These ladies were going warp speed and not watching where they were going, so it's not surprising one of them crashed.

                            I know what you're saying but I've wiped out in my wheelchair a couple times too, so I guess I'd be willing to take my chances in a segway chair like this.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Lazlo View Post
                              I know what you're saying but I've wiped out in my wheelchair a couple times too, so I guess I'd be willing to take my chances in a segway chair like this.
                              I guess the way I wheel might be significantly different than some, but I bounce down stairs and off curbs on a regular. From my understanding, any air upsets the balance of the segway, and means you crash. That is unacceptable to me.

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