Sibling-site Engadget posted about the Superfourin chair, a modified wheelchair/ATV developed by the German organizations Fraunhofer Institute for Information and Data Processing IITB and Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH. The chair not only allows a disabled person to traverse rough terrains with ease, but tracks them via the built-in GPS system while other systems monitor the driver's vital signs. In the event of a problem, such as the driver suffering a seizure or the chair's wheels lock up, an alert is instantly transmitted.

Other details, such as the hybrid engine and fleet monitoring, can be found at Engadget.

[Source: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft via Gizmag via Engadget]


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