Wheelchairs are no longer what they had been a couple of years back. We’ve seen robotic wheelchairs controlled by thought, wheelchairs that can be ridden as scooters et al. Yet, this Stand-up wheelchair, which lets a paralyzed boy stand tall is just unique in most respects.
Often mishaps in life ruin the dreams you’ve pursued. Jordan Kay paralyzed at a young age is one such befitting example. Wanting to always be a welder, he could only think of it – but that until he reached North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, wherein instructors Jay Schimelfenig and Joel Johnson created a wheelchair with a lift mechanism to enables Kay to stand to perform a job.
Weighing a little higher @ 50 pounds, the Stand-up Wheelchair churned in aluminum draws power as air pressure from air cylinders hocked into the parallel links of the chair. Holding Jay tight in special belts, braces and a pneumatic system, the chair can lift up to about 75 degrees, yet letting Jay rest well on the main frame of the chair.
It's a lot heavier, but it is really helpful,
Kay said of his customized Cadillac.