THE BEST Wheelchairs

The Rig (Not a Wheelchair)

The Rig (Not a Wheelchair)

Zack Nelson and his wife Cambry from JerryRigEverything teamed up with Utah Trikes to develop an alternative to wheelchairs which gives people with disabilities the freedom to roam off-road. The electric quad chair can be equipped with a full suspension and knobby tires, and offers a range up to 35 miles.

The King of Wheelchairs

The King of Wheelchairs

Coolest Thing introduces us to self-proclaimed mad scientist Lance Greathouse. Among his many builds is a motorized wheelchair that packs a flamethrower on its front end. But he doesn’t just build silly stuff, Lance and the folks from the Wheelchair Labs helps refurbish wheelchairs for people in need.

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AbleChair Powered Wheelchair

AbleChair Powered Wheelchair

Spinoflex’s AbleChair is an electric wheelchair that offers a variety of positions. You can raise or lower the chair, you can use it in a standing position, and even recline and fully lie down in it. You can control it via its app and even save presets.

Sitting & Standing Wheelchair

Sitting & Standing Wheelchair

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab rehabilitation center is working on a wheelchair that will let users move while either sitting or standing. A belt integrated into the armrest lets the user move as well as adjust the wheelchair’s height.

Ripchair 3.0

Ripchair 3.0

The latest version of Howe & Howe’s all-terrain vehicle for wheelchair users has a 29hp 4-stroke engine, a 1,000lb draw bar pull, an emergency override and alarm. It can go up to 10mph and can be customized with cup and fishing rod holders, lights, a winch and more.

Ogo Self-Balancing Wheelchair

Ogo Self-Balancing Wheelchair

Based on the Segway transporter, Kevin Halsall’s Ogo wheelchair is controlled simply by using the abdominal muscles to shift one’s weight. It also has a joystick mode and can be operated manually. Its battery lasts up to 25mi per charge.

Stair-Climbing Wheelchair

Stair-Climbing Wheelchair

The Scalevo is a prototype design for a wheelchair with an impressive capability – it can climb stairs thanks to a tank-like set of treads and a hydraulic mechanism to keep its rider upright as they ascend or descend.

Wheelchair Freestyle

Wheelchair Freestyle

Devin Graham shot Aaron Fotheringham – the dude who pulled off a 360º backflip on his wheelchair – as he treats his ride like a street bike, riding on half pipes, grinding and yep, doing backflips.

The Tank Chair

The Tank Chair

The electric wheelchair gets an off-road upgrade, freeing passengers to explore and ride on just about any surface. They just need to connect with the underwater wheelchair lady and collaborate.

Wheelchair Bungee Jump

Wheelchair Bungee Jump

This girl might be a paraplegic, but that doesn’t stop her from having the ride of her life, courtesy of 9Lives Adventures, who specializes in extreme adventures for the physically challenged.

Big Wheelchair Ramp

Big Wheelchair Ramp

If you ever thought that people in wheelchairs were limited in their athletic ability, wait til you see this amazing video of Aaron Fotheringham doing a 360-degree flip in his. He does backflips too.

HXC BMX Wheelchair

HXC BMX Wheelchair

While there are plenty of wheelchairs out there for athletes, the HXC is a unique beast, providing physically-challenged riders with an BMX-like experience, going just about anywhere.

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