If you’ve visited any major European city in recent years you’ve probably come across the Segway – the hands-free ‘scooter’ which allows people to move and turn purely by leaning and adjusting their posture. New Zealand-based inventor Kevin Halsall has now adapted this technology to produce the Ogo, a hands-free wheelchair which could offer breakthrough mobility for people with disabilities.
The Ogo will have a range of around 20 miles and will be able to travel at around 12 mph. With different tyre options allowing its use on different terrains, it may allow access to areas and activities previously off-limits in wheelchairs.
See the full story on the Telegraph website, along with a video showing the Ogo in action: The wheelchair crossed with a SEGWAY