Gyrolift, a Standing Wheelchair Hoverboard: CES 2019

Dassault Systèmes
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People have been working on improving wheelchairs probably soon after wheels were invented. Advanced computers and sensing systems can turbo-charge mobility devices in surprising ways, something we’re always happy to cover here at Medgadget.

On our tour of the latest gadgetry at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, we were excited to learn of Gyrolift, a high-tech wheelchair-like device developed at the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab of Dassault Systèmes, a major French equipment manufacturer.

The Gyrolift uses gyroscopes and robotic technology, similar to that found in Segways and hoverboards, to keep the user upright while moving along or standing in a spot. What it also does, is allow the user to stand upright and at eye level with others, a commonly desired feature of many people that have to use wheelchairs.

Gyrolift, a Standing Wheelchair Hoverboard: CES 2019