A new futuristic wheelchair has been built which costs as much as a small CAR and uses state-of-the-art technology from - FORMULA ONE.
The futuristic Carbon Black chair weighs as little as five bags of SUGAR at 5.5kg (12lbs) - almost three times less than the standard mobility aide at 15.8kg (35lbs). It is designed to be as minimalist as possible to make sure the disabled person sitting in it is seen first. Incredibly, the stylish chair is made by the same boffins who make the super-lightweight bodies for F1 cars. It is created using carbon fibre strands which absorb vibrations from the road ensuring a smooth ride for the wheelchair-user. They also use the same low-weight and high strength technology which is tested by all of the Formula One teams in the motor racing championship. The modern chairs, which come in black with orange trim, have larger wheels with a smaller seat and footrest which also has two tiny wheels. They even include LED lighting so that hidden kerbs and other dangerous are visible to the user at night.