Modiv – Elevated Wheelchair Concept

Modiv is a electric wheelchair design concept by Jake Eadie. It is specifically designed for paraplegics and aims to increase mobility and access, making it easier for wheelchair users preform the simple acts of shopping and socialising.

In the standing mode, the chair enables eye to eye conversation and increased public access. Greater distance travel is possible in the seated mode. Modiv enables it’s users to become more integrated in the community, bolsters self confidence and self esteem and provides much greater manoeuvrability and access to public facilities.

More details on the Modiv Wheelhair Concept.

eLegs by Berkely Bionics

New exoskeleton called eLegs by Berkely Bionics will people who are confined to a wheelchair the possibility of walking again, assisted by crutches. eLegs has been listed as one of the best 50 inventions of 2010 by Time Magazine.

Trials will begin next year at Valley Medical Rehabilitation Center in San Jose:

Valley Medical Center is the public hospital of Santa Clara County, and provides care to more children and adults than any other hospital in Silicon Valley. Our mission is unique – to treat everyone regardless of ability to pay.

Berkeley Bionics has also built The HULC, a completely un-tethered, hydraulic-powered anthropomorphic exoskeleton military exoskeleton for Lockheed Martin.