Smart Wheelchair: First Ever Internet Ready Wheelchair

A 20-year-old summer intern at chip giant Intel has created an internet-connected wheelchair.

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The wheelchair collects data to gather information to flag emergencies – for example when a user has slumped forward.

It can also monitor that the chair itself is functioning properly.

The robotics student, Tim Balz, actually secured a patent for a similar idea while he was in high school.

Developers can also use the information to make apps which will enhance a wheelchair user’s experience.

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Maurice Smith