A Wheelchair Designed for Dancers

A "University of South Florida-born power wheelchair" is designed to give its ussers more freedom of movement allowing them to express themselves, to dance. Wheelchairs, so far, have been too rigid for modern dance dance. Merry Lynn Morris's "Rolling Dance Chair, however, is flexible. Morris began working on the fance chair five years ago, the first prototype debuted in 2013.
"Through a wireless connection with the accelerometer and other motion sensors on the user's phone, the chair can sense the person is leaning, and lean with them. The wheels are tucked away to prevent costumes from getting tangled. And like a Segway (which partially served as a design precedent), the chair moves faster the more the user leans." (mental_floss)
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Photograph via The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation

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