All-seeing Wheelchair

Devices to assist the elderly or disabled are a definite growth industry, as we turn to technology to empower those less fortunate than ourselves. Japanese researchers are trying to overcome one of the consequences – the increased number of motorised wheelchairs has brought with it an increase of accidents and collisions. To this end, they have equipped a wheelchair with a camera system that has an uninterrupted 360 degree field of vision. This ‘all-seeing eye’ can not only avoid collisions, but keep watch on the chair user’s wellbeing too.