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  • #16
    Originally posted by t8burst View Post
    Has anyone seen any of these ally chairs? Are they any good?
    Balancing chairs offer great maneuverablility in a small footprint, but they've only been recently offered for sale in the US. I don't believe there is an established dealer network for people to test drive the chairs so you have to travel to the manufacturer or maybe catch them at a trade show.
    Last edited by maxlumen; 06-15-2011, 05:10 PM.

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    • #17
      Here's a video showing the prototype on hills:





      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8KbCby0kfs

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      • #18
        Sure is nice watching you go wherever you like and being comfortable also.

        A lot of us have trunk strength or balance problems along with poor or nonexistent hand function. I like the gennymobility one with the handlebars in the front. I could clip onto them with gloves quads use for hand-cycling
        C 5/6 Comp.
        No Tri's or hand function.

        Far better it is to try mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure. Than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much or suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory or defeat.

        Teddy Roosevelt

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        • #19
          Welcome. It is good to see you here.

          What is the type and capacity of the battery for the chair?
          T4 complete, 150 ft fall, 1966. Completely fused hips, partially fused knees and spine, heterotopic ossification. Unsuccessful DREZ surgery about 1990. Successful bladder augmentation using small intestine about 1992. Normal SCI IC UTI problems culminating in a hospital stay in 2001. No antibiotics or doctor visits for UTI since 2001: d-mannose. Your mileage may vary.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by forestranger52 View Post
            Sure is nice watching you go wherever you like and being comfortable also.

            A lot of us have trunk strength or balance problems along with poor or nonexistent hand function. I like the gennymobility one with the handlebars in the front. I could clip onto them with gloves quads use for hand-cycling
            The prototype being tested in the video was designed to provide access to work surfaces like a countertop, stove or sink. The prototype is functional, but still very early stage and is probably only useful to a limited population. Based on what I am learning from testing, additional support structures and control options could be offered in future designs.

            The challenge for developers trying to give people affordable access to new hardware is finding a viable business model. For example, the IGlide seems to be well regarded, but people may not have access to the Tech in the future because J&J wasn't able to develop a sustainable business. I've been in contact with the NSF about funding for a next generation exoskeleton design that could help a broader population. NSF budgets are under scrutiny and their program directors are looking for Market validation as part of their review process. Constructive feedback from potential users/customers could be helpful.
            Last edited by maxlumen; 06-17-2011, 09:29 AM.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by gac3rd View Post
              Welcome. It is good to see you here.

              What is the type and capacity of the battery for the chair?
              Thanks, the platform supports Nimh batteries for 10-12 mile range or lithium (LiPo) batteries for 20-24 mile range. The actual range will increase or decrease depending on operating speed and temperature.

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              • #22
                We wish you luck in obtaining the funding that will allow the further development of good ideas like yours. Every person with new ideas give me tremendous confidence that right around the corner somewhere, there is a new idea or invention that will significantly change our lives for the better.
                C 5/6 Comp.
                No Tri's or hand function.

                Far better it is to try mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure. Than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much or suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory or defeat.

                Teddy Roosevelt

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                • #23
                  Thanks, there are still significant challenges and not all of them are technological but I am seeing progress.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by OLDSAILOR55 View Post
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                    http://zagam.net/

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                    • #25
                      The post was from almost 4 years ago...
                      Don - Grad Student Emeritus
                      T3 ASIA A 26 years post injury

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                      • #26
                        You can find a slide show of some of the Segway based solutions I've developed for clients over the years at www.pongtech.com (post-polio syndrome, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, etc.). Most of the people I worked with were looking for a scooter upgrade rather than a wheelchair replacement.
                        Last edited by maxlumen; 07-21-2015, 12:10 AM.

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