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Swiss Students Invent a Wheelchair Capable of Climbing Stairs

Students from Switzerland created a wheelchair that will help disabled individuals conquer stairs.

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Meet the Scalevo – a wheelchair invented by ten brilliant students from Switzerland. Unlike traditional wheelchairs, this one provides users with greater mobility because it has the capability to climb stairs.

The Scalevo is a collaborative project created by eight Mechanical and Electrical Engineering students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology with two Industrial Design students from Zurich University of the Arts.

The Scalevo is an electric-powered wheelchair capable of climbing stairs.

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The group set out to “build an electric wheelchair which is able to climb stairs,” their official website declares. They hope this invention will help improve the quality of lives of wheelchair-bound people across the globe.

As we all know, disabled individuals usually have to be carried by loved ones or friends to make it up or down the stairs when wheelchair-friendly ramps are not available in public establishments.

The Scalevo aims to change exactly that. With this electric-powered wheelchair, a disabled individual can easily conquer stairs without requiring anyone’s assistance, making it possible for them to be a little more independent.

The project initially began with Beni Winter, an engineering student who wanted to create a robot with stair-climbing capabilities. The idea soon evolved to something that’s more significant as he enlisted the help of the group.

The Scalevo wheelchair uses two wheels when driving on even ground. The user can adjust the level by utilizing the controls when climbing or descending stairs.

Here goes the video showing the Scalevo in motion:

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It would be cool if this invention becomes available to the public soon. Hopefully, the group raises enough funds to mass-produce this or at least we hope the idea gets bought by a wheelchair manufacturer.

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Frustrated Mother Puts an End to Mealtime Distractions Using This “MAGICAL” Device.

I definitely need one in my house.

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Mealtime is the perfect opportunity to connect with your family. Long before the advent of smartphones, tablets, and social media, eating meals together is a great way to bond with the members of your family.

Now, technology has completely taken over traditional mealtime. Instead of enjoying mom’s dessert, kids are glued to TV’s, tablets or smartphones. People prefer browsing Instagram or Twitter rather than having a meaningful conversation with their loved ones. These situations are common in almost any household and moms are more frustrated than ever.

Indeed, bringing a family together has become one of the toughest tasks for many mothers nowadays.

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Blind Man Sees His Family For The First Time In 20 Years. His Reaction Will Move You to Tears.

This one of a kind technology is truly life-changing.

Jessa Ventures

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These wearable electronic glasses called eSight allows a legally blind person to see. Most of them retain some very limited eyesight, often concentrated in their peripheral vision. Their eyes do not receive an adequate signal for the brain to identify what is being seen. This results to blurriness, blind spot and inability to recognize contrast which are then eliminated or corrected by eSight.

On the other hand, this technology doesn't work for people who are profoundly blind since there should be some vision, although slight that can be electronically enhanced by eSight. Nevertheless, it's great to know that they can make a lot of difference to some who almost gave up, hopeless that they can see a single light or even see the faces of their loved ones after living in darkness.

Watch the heartwarming video here:


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This Guy Built A Working Iron Man Gauntlet That Fires Real Rocket… OMG, I Want One!

The gauntlet features a palm-mounted laser and an actual rocket launcher.

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If you remember the inventor Patrick Priebe who invented dangerous things like the electromagnetic harpoon gun he created. This time he went full Tony Stark with an Iron Man gauntlet that fires an actual rocket-propelled projectile.

If you're wondering if this is fake. Nope its not. Patrick Priebe, aka Youtuber Anselmofanzero, was infamous for building custom props from games and movies and adding powerful lasers and other assorted bits of tech to them. His latest creation is the Iron Man Gauntlet.

The gauntlet doesn't just light up and feature rocket launcher mechanism, as you can see in the video below, it actually fires a real rocket-propelled projectile as well. As if that wasn't enough, Priebe also added a palm laser which is strong enough to burn materials and pop balloons. The inventor decided not to share instructions on how to make one yourself, perhaps due to the fact that it's extremely dangerous that he managed to burn himself pretty bad with a test fire of the prop shown at the end of the video.

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