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    Default A wheelchair for $12,500

    Here's a wheelchair that I for one wouldn't like.

    Aside from its cost ($12,500) I don't think I'd find it useful. It looks large, and it seems to have no armrests, just for starters.

    http://livingspinal.com/power-assist...lchair-segway/
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    Same here, Joan. No thanks!


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    Always thought Segways were for walkers.
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    The Segway that got quite a bit of publicity some years ago is for those who walk. It's basically just a stick (with handlebars) on wheels, with a bit of space for your feet. I've never been on one but have watched videos of them.

    There were some safety concerns about that Segway, and I wonder about safety with the wheelchair too. Some people will be in danger of sliding off the side, it seems to me. People with numbness, for instance.
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    This looks to be a version of the popular Segway, modified for wheelchair users:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Segway_PT

    From the photos of this wheelchair, it appears to be intended for outdoor use, particularly for rough terrain. It might appeal to w/c users who want to hike or camp.

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    That's more than an Elio which is gas powered, and street legal, a 3 wheeled car.

    https://www.eliomotors.com/
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    It's not for me - first I would have to climb up on it and then I would have to try and stay on it without falling off. I would be better off riding one of Peg's horses. Well, if someone put me on Peg's horse and tied me to it!
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    I have a HoverounD, and it has a seatbelt if you feel you need it.
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    Virginia, getting in and out of it looks like a project even though they say it has a "detachable steering column for ease of transfer."

    Howie, the Elio link wouldn't work for me, I'm told that "eliomotors.com uses an unsupported protocol." But I found a Wikipedia entry about it:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elio_Motors

    It's considered a motorcycle? And it's not on the market yet? I guess it runs on gas rather than the driver pedalling it like a kid's trike. Looks as if more than one person might fit into it too.
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    That is one ugly car. If I was going to spend that much I'd want something far more attractive!


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