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Stairs in the News

A new stair-climbing wheelchair: TopChair.

Topchair is a brand new powered wheelchair (and concept) that enables its drivers to easily be able to climb and descend stairs, steps and other obstacles – all of this in addition to having similar performance to an industry leading powered wheelchair on the road or at home.

(http://marketplace.sibaya.com/2007/05/18/topchair-stair-climbing-wheelchair-ready-for-commercialization/)

From Wheelchair Diffusion, a new evacuation chair design:

The StairbustA is an unique product that allows a single user to rapidly transfer a non-ambulant elderly or disabled person down a flight of stairs and over harsh terrain in an emergency situation, without compromising the safety and wellbeing of the evacuee. The StairbustA is unique in that it is able to transform from a “stretcher” position to a “chair” position due to the integration of a two-way hydraulic actuator and a clever pin-catch adjustment system. This ability to transform makes the StairbustA unlike any other product currently available on the market.

Katja

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