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Fri Jul 3, 2020, 02:04 PM

Man Designs An Off-Road "Wheelchair" So That His Wife Can Go Places She Never Imagined

Man Designs An Off-Road “Wheelchair” So That His Wife Can Go Places She Never Imagined, It’s Now Up For Mass-Production

https://www.boredpanda.com/man-created-off-road-wheelchair-for-girlfriend-jerryrigeverything/

Cambry has been restricted to the pavement for most of her adult life. She’s paralyzed and gets around in a wheelchair. So, trying to help her go more places, her then-boyfriend Zack Nelson spliced together two electric bikes with a seat in the center. And it worked. Cambry said she experienced a whole new level of freedom with it. Not only could she overcome — or should I say, overdrive — obstacles that seemed impossible before, she could do miles without her shoulders getting sore.

Fast forward a year, Cambry and Zack are married and they’re starting to mass-produce the vehicle they call ‘Not-a-Wheelchair’. Throughout that time, the couple built upon the original design, making it a reliable off-roader.





According to the couple, when choosing an adaptive off-roader, people have a few options but basically, but they either cost as much as a car or are super slow. So they put their heads together to try and build something that’s quick and light with a super long range. But getting it done wasn’t easy.

“The toughest challenge when developing ‘Not-A-Wheelchair’ is the price. We wanted to create something that is affordable for everyone. Finding quality components, and a simple enough design at the cheapest price possible took quite a bit of time,” Zack told Bored Panda. “But I think we have something now that everyone will be able to enjoy, at a fraction of the cost of other ‘off-road wheelchairs’ currently on the market.”



Very cool

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Reply Man Designs An Off-Road "Wheelchair" So That His Wife Can Go Places She Never Imagined (Original post)
IronLionZion Jul 3 OP
soothsayer Jul 3 #1
Ohiogal Jul 3 #2
Omaha Steve Jul 3 #15
Gothmog Jul 3 #3
onecaliberal Jul 3 #4
cayugafalls Jul 3 #5
Marcuse Jul 3 #6
Phoenix61 Jul 3 #7
niyad Jul 3 #8
B Stieg Jul 3 #9
crickets Jul 3 #10
tblue37 Jul 3 #11
IronLionZion Jul 3 #14
Scarsdale Jul 3 #16
tblue37 Jul 3 #17
Scarsdale Jul 3 #18
cstanleytech Jul 3 #12
bucolic_frolic Jul 3 #13
AllaN01Bear Jul 3 #19
PoindexterOglethorpe Jul 3 #20
proud patriot Jul 3 #21

Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 02:08 PM

1. That's beautiful

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 02:27 PM

2. I love stories like this!

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:14 PM

15. Me too


K&R!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 02:40 PM

3. Thank you for posting this

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 02:43 PM

4. Thank you. I needed that.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 02:50 PM

5. What a neat idea. It looks like a lot of fun as well!

Great couple too!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 03:15 PM

6. The market for that vehicle is broader than the wheelchair community.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 03:28 PM

7. That is so cool! I could see that being a rental

business.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 03:32 PM

8. Way cool. Thank you so much for sharing.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 03:38 PM

9. Thanks for Posting!

Mobility rocks!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 03:53 PM

10. Wow, that is the neatest thing. How wonderful. Thanks for that! nt

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 03:57 PM

11. I looked at the website:$4750 is still pretty steep for most people, unless insurance would help. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:14 PM

14. $3750 if you don't need suspension

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:24 PM

16. There are hearing aides

that cost more than this! Great couple.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #16)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:25 PM

17. Actually, my hearing aids cost me $4200. It took me a tight year to pay them off. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:29 PM

18. Mine were almost that much.

Imagine what a wheelchair such as this could mean to a person confined to a wheelchair?

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:10 PM

12. Looks kinda like the recumbent quad bikes which can be either pedal powered

or electric that have been for sale for a number of years now.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:13 PM

13. Way cool!

Hope it's a success and not tied up in regulations and challenges from more traditional companies. I'm thinking "Tucker, the Man and His Dream."

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:46 PM

19. eggscllent .

i suggested tank like tracks for artic and muddy situations . way cool

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:56 PM

20. I suspect that the price could come down quite a bit

if a lot more of them were being made. Economies of scale.

It would also be good for people who are not normally in a wheelchair, but are not normally up to walking very far in the first place.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 05:18 PM

21. AWESOME

just shared this with my MIL

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