Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Support NHPR's local journalism and you could win a trip to Reykjavik, Iceland OR London, England!
Find archive Here's What's Awesome posts here.

Off-Road Wheelchairs Help Everybody Get Into the Wild

Still from Action TrackChair promo video.
Still from Action TrackChair promo video.

The Here's What's Awesome mailbox is full of interesting pieces on wheelchair technology these days, starting with the Action Trackchair. It's an off-road wheelchair with treads - treads! - capable of negotiating sand, snow, and hiking trails. And, as the company's promo video points out, you can have it painted in camouflage colors for serious action. [Wired]

Now that chair costs somewhere in the neighborhood of nine grand. For those lacking major funds for mobility, a couple of designers in Spain have put together a low-cost wheelchair design using basic chair wheels and a plastic garden chair - simple, yes, but effective. Slap a little camouflage paint on there and you're good to go, right? [Inhabitat]


Related Content

You make NHPR possible.

NHPR is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.