Smart wheel­chair

The Week - Junior - - Science And Technology -

Agroup of pri­mary school chil­dren from Thai­land won a golden medal at the 2017 Korea In­ter­na­tional Youth Olympiad last month for their in­ven­tion, the smart wheel­chair. The wheel­chair is able to rise and sink us­ing a mo­tor, so that the user can reach dif­fer­ent heights. It can also con­nect to a hos­pi­tal in case of an emer­gency, and send a GPS lo­ca­tion to doc­tors, telling them where the chair is. One of the stu­dents, Nat­ta­pat Sub­som­pon, said that he was in­spired to cre­ate it af­ter see­ing his grand­mother, who uses a wheel­chair, strug­gle to open a door. The theme of this year’s con­test was cre­at­ing high-tech gad­gets for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties.

The chil­dren won a prize.

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