Usually, if you need to get a wheelchair upstairs, you have to take the elevator or a ramp. But at Seattle’s Space Needle they have a special set of stairs that transform into an ADA-compliant wheelchair lift with the push of a button. The retractable lift was engineered by UK outfit Sesame.
Since 2018, Bernie Bergan has lived with a spinal injury that limits mobility in his legs. But that doesn’t stop the Norwegian from carrying out his job as a professional truck driver. In this video, Bernie shows how he gets into the cab of his 18-wheeler like a boss. He controls the truck’s gas and brakes with hand controls.
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.
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.