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Israeli Company Reinvents The Wheel - Literally


Health & Wellness  (tags: Israeli technolgy, wheelchairs )

David
- 178 days ago - nocamels.com
Wheeling down a flight of stairs may no longer be a formidable challenge for those confined to a wheelchair. Israeli company SoftWheel has developed a next-generation wheel that has its own inner-suspension system for shock absorption. See also video.



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Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 9:24 am
Such an incredibly simple idea-where the heck has wheel chair manufacturers been? Apparantly in the business of loosing a fortune.
 

Carol Dreeszen (364)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 11:08 am
Leave it to Israel to come up with simple innovations with a huge impact!!
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1643)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 4:15 pm
Great idea for those with the use of both arms but too bad Americans couldn't have come up with the idea!! Come on my fellow Americans we can come up with wheelchair ideas too!! Preferably electric wheelchairs!!
 

Hilary S. (45)
Monday March 3, 2014, 3:14 am
hmm - fine for going down, but what about going up? oh, the wheelchair was a quickie, an american brand, even if the wheel technology was not. sorry to be a party pooper, but i did find this one less than amazing.
 

Edwin M. (366)
Monday March 3, 2014, 4:28 am
Great idea thanks David
 

Panchali Yapa (12)
Monday March 3, 2014, 12:19 pm
Thank you
 

Geoff K. (40)
Monday March 3, 2014, 12:34 pm
Like it!
 

GGmaSheila D. (163)
Monday March 3, 2014, 3:23 pm
Fascinating...but do agree that what goes down had to have gone up at some point...or will have to go back, and up those same stairs.
 

Angela J. (62)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 9:35 pm
Thank you.
 

John S. (300)
Wednesday March 5, 2014, 9:44 am
Carol, I think the point is to limit the impact! But I know what you mean.
 
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