Tech Minute: Tank Chair

Extreme Wheelchair Options

Have a few extra dollars to use?  Have a wonderful health insurance plan to draw on?  Want to get close to the outdoors and stroll through the woods on a halloween night at one of the many local fairgrounds, without imposing on friends to get you around?  Need some unusual assistance walking? 

At one point in my life, when I was paralyzed in both legs, I could have used a Tank Chair

The ability to climb hilly terain, ford streams in up to two feet of water or even corral horses on a farm and do maintenance work from a wheelchair, using military inspired tank technology, was unthinkable nearly 30 years ago, when I might have needed it.  This and other inspiring advances in technology have the capability to make the lives of many people more productive and enjoyable.

Imagination is our only limit. Someday, there may even be a monster wheelchair rally to compete with monster truck rallies.  Oh.  It seems that monster wheelchairs are already being done...

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