This is cool: For the last few years, a company called Chiba Tech has had a wheelchair prototype that will effectively climb up steps by manipulating its wheelbase. Here is a video of the chair in action from a couple of years ago.
The Pride Jazzy Select Elite Power Wheelchair is a power chair in the Jazzy Select line. The Select Elite is designed with durability, performance and affordability in mind. The Jazzy Select Elite is a “state-of-the-art life-enhancement device” for increasing mobility of semi- or non-ambulatory individuals. It is the company’s first front-wheel drive mobility power chair with a very low turning radius. This model features a new heavy-duty armor with shroud that comes in two colors (red and blue) and controller guards for daily use. It also features a high-back seat with removable seat and back covers and a bigger foot platform. The frame is double layer and powder coated for extra durability. Pride claims that this model is one of the easiest to service, and it comes with an extended 13-month warranty. Read the rest of this entry
The Golden LiteRider Personal Transport Chair (PTC) is a power wheelchair model based on their LiteRider scooter. The LiteRider PTC was designed as a super compact, rear-wheel drive power wheelchair that is reasonably priced compared to similar mobility devices. The LiteRider PTC features non-scuff, guarded tires and a stadium-sized seat with a basket underneath for storage. It also comes with an easy-to remove battery pack. The chair is marketed as a “fun way to get around your home and around town.” It is a very good entry-level power wheelchair that is streamlined and easy to use.