Off-Road Wheelchairs Help Everybody Get Into the Wild

Mar 22, 2012

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]