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Students Have Developed An Electric Wheelchair That Can Climb Stairs

An electric wheelchair that helps people climb stairs is perhaps the most productive Final year project idea that the students have come up with. Salevo is an electric hybrid wheelchair and a segway.

It is very much similar to segway that works on a gyroscopic technology. It consists of two wheels and a an easy model of rotation and swinging when it comes to climbing stairs, it’s the best idea ever !

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It was developed by 10 students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and the Zurich University of the Arts. The team is a mix of engineers and industrial designers under the directorship of Dr. Roland Siegwart and Dr. Roland Haas. On a flat ground it can move with a speed of 10 kilometers per hour that is 6.2mph. The most amazing and impressive feature of this chair is its ability to climb stairs with 17 to 34 degrees slope. The user is kept upright during the climb. It can climb one stair per second. It can also mount spiral staircases.
“The great thing is that everything on this wheelchair is automated. If I want to climb the stairs I can just drive up to them, turn around, press one button and all I have to do is control the velocity I want to drive at. The alignment on the stairs, the leveling of the wheelchair driver, is automated and he can control it, he can view the back with a back facing camera, and have a full, safe, driving experience.” Said a mechanical engineering student at ETH Zurich.

Although this isn’t the only such project. Johnson and Johnson developed similar project called iBot. iBot turned out to be too expensive and was discarded very soon. Scalevo wheelchair is not yet commercially available but the students are planning to make it commercial very soon. The idea is to launch prototypes to make lives easy for everyone around.

Phones Removed From Photos To Show How Terribly Addicted We’ve Become

Cellphones are the basic need and who doesn’t carry one? but unfortunately we have become so addicted to this technology and it is slowly destroying our social lives without us realizing it. A photographer has removed phones from his pictures to show how different it would be if we are to give our undivided attention to the best moments in our lives.

1. Cook or text?
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2. Better sleep than stare into space.portraits-holding-devices-removed-eric-pickersgill-2

3. When a friend calls you for hangout.portraits-holding-devices-removed-eric-pickersgill-5

4. Too romantic to even bear.portraits-holding-devices-removed-eric-pickersgill-9

5. The happy couple

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6. Fun time outportraits-holding-devices-removed-eric-pickersgill-12

7. The busy kidsportraits-holding-devices-removed-eric-pickersgill-13

8. Too much lost
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9. Happily marriedportraits-holding-devices-removed-eric-pickersgill-22

10. Growing old togetherportraits-holding-devices-removed-eric-pickersgill-24

11. What a company.portraits-holding-devices-removed-eric-pickersgill-28

12. Like mother Like daughterportraits-holding-devices-removed-eric-pickersgill-30

13. The bitter realityportraits-holding-devices-removed-eric-pickersgill-33

80 Year Old Man Build ‘Beautiful Dog Train’ For Rescue dogs Out On Little Adventures . This is the best thing ever!

This made my day! This man has a big heart 🙂

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25 Genius Fashion Hacks That You Probably Did Not Know #14 just made my day

Amazing fashion hacks That You Probably Did Not Know

#1. Use a U pin or a paper clip to keep your bra straps from peeking out of your tank top.

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#2. Freeze your new pair of shoes with a bag of water in them to gently stretch them.

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#3. Holding the zipper up with a key ring and putting it around the fly, will prevent the zipper opening on its own.

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#4. Stroking the disposable razor on your denim jeans in one direction (going upwards) will increase the razor’s life and sharpness.

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#5. Use a U-pin or a paper clip to keep the tail of the tie in place.

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18 Questions That Will Blow Your Mind And Still You Find Any Answers.

As we grow and move on,Life gives us a million questions. Sometimes we are able to find the answers of these questions. But most times we are lost. What if there are questions that can blow the minds of the smartest know-it-all people we know? Yes these 18 questions will drive you crazy. Dig in and see if you can find some answers to that !

1. What do I know?

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2. Obeying a rule or Ignoring a rule?

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3. No?

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4. Are we doing everything moderately ?

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20 Health Benefits Of Walking 10000 Steps A Day.

I only walk 3000 daily…. i need to improve

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