It’s always amazing whenever we see technology being put to good use – and this one is definitely a good example of that. With this innovative gadget, any ordinary wheelchair can be turned into a scooter, allowing disabled individuals to move around with greater mobility and increased convenience.
Rio Mobility’s Firefly, a freestanding electric handcycle that attaches to a wheelchair, is a useful, practical tool that can prevent shoulder pain for people who use wheelchairs. That’s on top of helping them travel faster and easier, of course!
The Firefly clips to any type of wheelchair – in seconds.
Once the device is attached, the two small front wheels are lifted off the ground and the manual wheelchair is turned into a power scooter with a top speed of 19 km/h (12 mph). It also comes with a speed limiter.
Definitely a big difference compared to moving the wheelchair manually.
As far as the features are concerned, the attachable full powered handcycle has an automatic set of controls and is equipped “with a twist grip throttle and two brake levers,” according to a New Atlas feature, along with “a speedo and odometer, a reverse gear and a park brake, and enough adjustment to make ergonomic sense in most cases.”
It’s even lightweight and trouble-free to use.
The Firefly weighs around 24 lbs and is powered by a lithium ion battery that only takes at least 4 hours to be fully charged. The frame “comes apart without tools,” the official website tells us, making it really easy to store and transport.
Firefly has a “powerful and quiet” hub motor that “climbs the hills for you,” according to the website.
The easy-to-control tech promises to remove shoulder strains so it should really be fun to have for wheelchair users.
Watch the video below to see Firefly in action:
For more information about the price and specs, you can go check out the Rio Mobility website.
New 7 Deadly Sins Of The Digital World – And You Might Be Guilty Of Them
What are you guilty of?
Pride, lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, envy, and wrath are more known as the seven deadly sins. These are classifications of vices in Christian teaching. While these have been around since the 3rd century AD, a new representation has now come forth.
A Twitter user tweeted an updated version of the seven deadly sins. It's so up to date that you might even be guilty of a few.
Twitter user Ari Paul tweeted a new seven deadly sins based on social media apps and sites.
Rare-Earth Mineral Deposit That Could Meet Global Demands For Centuries Found In Japan
Japan could soon dominate the global supply of rare-earth minerals.
Researchers in Japan have discovered deposits of rare-earth minerals capable of supplying the world on a “semi-infinite basis.” The new study, published in Nature, stated that the deposit is abundant in valuable metals.
The study authors wrote that there are 16 million tons of these metals. There’s enough amount of yttrium to sustain the global demand for almost 800 years. There are also enough amounts of dysprosium, europium and terbium to meet the demand for hundreds and hundreds of years.
The recent finding means great news to the global economy.
10 Scientific Theories that Could Hint at the Possible Existence of God
Can science prove the existence of God? Well check out these scientific explanations!
Science and religion don’t always go together. Nonetheless, a number of intrepid scientists have made it their mission to prove the existence of God (with a capital G) with science. Some of these theories have their own holes and critics, but believers may find it attractive to learn that science may be starting to align with their beliefs.
Physicist Kurt Godel created a mathematical equation based on Saint Anselm’s ontological argument for the existence of God. The argument is based on the premise that God is the greatest being in the universe. If God does not exist, he (or she, or it, whatever floats your boat) does not exist. And a greater being—one that exists—is possible to imagine. But since it’s not possible to imagine a being greater than the greatest being in the universe, then God must necessarily exist.