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Der Ziesel – offroad wheelchair


Well, you can say that it is in no way a wheelchair. It is a personal offroad tank or the sorts. Der Ziesel can go on snow or on dirt with no issues and it can reach 35 kmh on straight road.

The prices range from 21 000 euros for Ziesel 63 and 24 500 euros for Ziesel Pro. You can buy accessories for it too

Via Interesting Engineering.

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Finally: TEK RMD – Robotic Mobilization Device – STARTS SHIPPING

What is Tek RMD from Tek RMC on Vimeo.

An older post I wrote about TEK RMD Robotic Mobilization Device attracted quite a ton of questions form people eager to know when will this robotc device start shipping and if it is covered by health insurance. Although it may be a big cluncky, it will offer great help for people with mobilization issues. This is why is is so awesome and why people are wanting it so bad.

Yesterday, Feb 19th 2014, I got an update from them. It seems that the Sun is shining, people:

Greetings Friends of Matia Robotics
The time has finally arrived! We’re excited to announce that we’re in compliance with 93/42/EEC – and can begin planning the delivery of the TEK RMD. Initial deliveries will be outside of the United States as we wait for FDA approval.

The first units will be delivered to Europe, Asia and Australia. Once we receive clearance from the FDA we can begin shipping to the United States. We just wrapped up a professional photo session of the finished device – once we have the pictures we will send them to you and then update the website – they look fantastic – we are so proud of the way everything came together! We are also creating a 360 degree video so you can see how the TEK RMD really looks from all perspectives.

Thank you for all of your support and patience as we work hard to get the first production units out the door. For all of you who placed reservations, the TEK RMD will be shipped according to the date your payment was received. Very soon we will be sending out some additional forms and final payment notes so we can schedule deliveries.

As always, you can find out more about the Tek RMD and Matia Robotics at the link below.

Homepage

We could not be happier to be bringing this new platform to market, and thank you for being a friend of Matia Robotics.

-Team Matia

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Awe-inspiring: swimming in a wheelchair

Using some addons for you wheelchair will make you a top notch swimmer. While the video production is awesome, the images which it entails are breathtaking. As a friend of mine told me> people with disabilities don’t need out pitty, instead they want to take part of the thing we take.

And, of course, it may be possible to even to that. Swimming in wheelchair has left me without words for a few moments. Marvelous. Via [Vsauce 2].

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Wheelchairs are history: meet Tek RMD – Robotic Mobilization Device [UPDATE: 20 Feb 2014]

What is Tek RMD from Tek RMC on Vimeo.

The Tek Robotic Mobilization Device has been created by AMS Mekatronic, an R&D company from Gebze Organized Industrial Zone (GOSB Technopark, Istanbul, Turkey).

Tek RMD help the paraplegic get out of the bed, do the shopping, lets them sit at a table without feeling uncomfortable. With only 36 cm wide and 62 cm long it covers only a third of the space occupied by a wheelchair. It has a max speed of 3.2 kph (2 mph), max range of 14km (approx 8 miles) and can carry a 90kg (198 pounds) person.

The Tek RMD is available as of now (22 March 2012) in Turkey and they will open markets in Europe and USA. Such a device will cost about $15,000. Fill in the Assessment Form and see what answer will they send over.

Thanks OctiZip for sharing. Via [The Verge].


BIG UPDATE: TEK RMD starts shipping. Yesterday – Feb 19 2014 – I got this email from them:

Greetings Friends of Matia Robotics
The time has finally arrived! We’re excited to announce that we’re in compliance with 93/42/EEC – and can begin planning the delivery of the TEK RMD. Initial deliveries will be outside of the United States as we wait for FDA approval.

The first units will be delivered to Europe, Asia and Australia. Once we receive clearance from the FDA we can begin shipping to the United States. We just wrapped up a professional photo session of the finished device – once we have the pictures we will send them to you and then update the website – they look fantastic – we are so proud of the way everything came together! We are also creating a 360 degree video so you can see how the TEK RMD really looks from all perspectives.

Thank you for all of your support and patience as we work hard to get the first production units out the door. For all of you who placed reservations, the TEK RMD will be shipped according to the date your payment was received. Very soon we will be sending out some additional forms and final payment notes so we can schedule deliveries.

As always, you can find out more about the Tek RMD and Matia Robotics at the link below.

Homepage

We could not be happier to be bringing this new platform to market, and thank you for being a friend of Matia Robotics.

-Team Matia

Finally. This awesome robotic helper is much closer. The sun is rising, guys!
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