The most modern wheelchair to date, the WHILL Type-A is available for pre order in the US.
Is it modern just because it is so stylish? Well, yes, but there's a lot more than style this wheelchair offers.
To start off, this wheelchair does not force the user to sit in an upright inactive posture unlike traditional wheelchairs - it allows them to lean forward a bit, just like riding a bicycle. The small and compact wheelchair (measures only 23.6 inches wide x 32.5 inches long) has all-around wheels which allows it to rotate on the spot. The wheels are robust and large enough to avoid getting stuck in cracks or bumps on roads/ sidewalks. The four wheel drive ensures that it can achieve high power and can handle any kind of terrain (think concrete, grass, dirt, gravel roads).
The WHILL Type-A wheelchair is available for pre order on its website and the delivery is scheduled for early next year. There is no mention of pricing anywhere on the website.
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