Wheelchair

Man sues Tokyo wine tasting event for not allowing him to drink while operating a wheelchair

Valid safety concern or unjust discrimination?

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Wheelchair design is like riding a bike, can be pedaled by those unable to walk

With a little re-branding and a helping “leg” from technology, this wheelchair is ready for the 21st century.

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Short clip shows us what it’s like to ride the train or subway in Japan in a wheelchair 【Video】

As our winner of the Japan Wish contest is currently living her dream in Japan, we continue to believe that everyone should visit at least once. It’s such an interesting and unique country that people who want to experience Japan, even those with disabilities, should definitely take the time to get here. Wheelchair access, though, isn’t always guaranteed everywhere you want to go, which can make planning a trip difficult.

A well-traveled electric wheelchair user has compiled a huge bank of information regarding accessibility in Japan. One of his videos clearly lays out the experience someone in a wheelchair will have when riding the train or the subway here. To quickly summarize, “All aboard!”

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The UNiMO Wheelchair: a Sofa-Inspired Mini Tank That Takes You Anywhere

Japanese Tech firm Nano-Optonics Energy has developed a new all-terrain mobility machine that goes where wheelchairs usually fear to tread. Quite literally.

The UNiMO uses built-in sensors, independent suspension and rubber crawler tracks to navigate trips to the beach, gravel roads, hilly treks, and snow-covered surfaces, all with an unprecedented level of safety. It can even make its way over 15-centimetre (6-inch) steps and ditches.

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