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Engineers in Iran develop tech for stair climbing wheelchairs


A group of engineers from Iran have created a technology that can be used to make electronic stair climbing wheelchairs and electric hand-cycles.

The wheelchairs are fitted with a rechargeable battery and seat belt. The wheelchairs can carry a maximum weight of 100 kg.

The design has been made to climb up stars that are a maximum height of 22 cm and the speed of climb is 15 stairs per minute.

The stair climbing wheelchair can make it extremely easy for wheelchair users to move up and down the stairs which is not possible on the normal wheelchairs.

The Technology is not very expensive and can be used by the people with physical disabilities without much strain.

The team has also created an electric hand-cycle that can be attached to manual wheelchairs and convert them into electric ones.

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