New Four-Wheel Wheelchair Lets Disabled People Go Off-Roading

The developers are calling it an electric bike, not a medical device.

The Rig
The Rig
The Rig

Traditional wheelchairs certainly increase accessibility for people with physical disabilities, but they can still be limiting. A recent Medgadget article discussed a new product that aims to change that. The Rig, aka ‘Not a Wheelchair,’ is a four-wheeled wheelchair that employs electric bicycle components to help people with lower limb paralysis enjoy long treks (up to 100 miles!)  on rugged terrain. 

The device was designed and developed by a Utah couple as something they could use themselves, and decided to commercialize it. The Rig costs around $5k, and a video of it in action can be seen here.

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