New accessible gadgets

This post doesn’t really have anything to do with autism, but the emphasis on making these gadgets accessible to those in wheel-chairs caught my eye. Both of these are from the Wired magazine Gear Factor page today.

Wheelchair accessible gym machine: Designer Ryan Eder has designed the Freemotion Access, a strength-training machine not too unlike those at most public gyms, but with modifications that make it accessible to wheelchair-bound and able-bodies patrons, letting everyone get a workout.

Car for disabled drivers: The electric mini-car, designed in Hungary, has no front seat; a hatchback opens, allowing the driver to roll his/her wheelchair into driving position. The car is controlled by joystick but tops out at around 25 mph….

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