Eminent scientist Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair to live on
The late scientist Dr Stephen Hawking’s hi-tech wheelchair was an integral part of his life.
The wheelchair had been modified and fitted with a computer-generated voice device that allowed Dr Hawking to communicate.
The wheelchair will forever remain a symbol of the genius and his extraordinary life.
As per reports, his family is thinking of putting up the wheelchair in a museum.
The family is open to offers from museums. They want the wheelchair to be used to inspire others.
Dr Hawking’s wheelchair was made in Sweden and could move at 20 miles at 8mph on one charge.
It had the latest technology fitted from all around the world. The computer fitted on the wheelchair was from Lenovo.
It used infrared sensors on Dr Hawking’s glasses to read his cheek movements.
Dennis Klatt, an American scientist, based the voice system on his own speech to design the voice for Dr Hawking.
A world-famous theoretical physicist, Dr Hawking passed away in March at the age of 76.
He was affected with the motor neuron disease when he was 21 years old. It made his limbs immobile and affected his voice.
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