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Future Wheelchairs

The next generation of power-assisted wheelchairs are super high-tech.

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The same gyro technology that makes the Segway run is being used for less geeky purposes: Wheelchairs that balance on two wheels (raising the user to a higher level) and can climb stairs.

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