We are used to seeing bulky electric wheelchairs with a steadily increasing array of features. But these machines, though very useful, are often heavy and difficult to transport by personal vehicle.
Well, get acquainted with the Zinger, the world’s lightest electric wheelchair. Weighing only 38 pounds (17.24 kg) including its 6.6 amp-hour lithium ion battery, the Zinger can travel about eight miles (12.9 km) at a top speed of 6 mph (10 km/h).
The super lightweight wheelchair comes fully assembled and is ready-to-use straight from the box, simply unfold the chair and clip into an upright position, and hey presto you’re ready to go. The Zinger uses two matching levers to steer and accelerate and can turn on a very tight radius. It does not come with arm rests, so it can be easily maneuvered into a desk or table with the minimum of fuss.
The Zinger is not strictly a medical device and is not being sold as such, but it could help improve the lives of those people who require occasional mobility assistance.