Students of the Astrakhan State University (ASU) received 500 thousand rubles for testing a prototype wheelchair with remote control and smart wheels that can climb stairs, TASS reports.
The developed chair has special “smart” wheels that allow changing direction quickly and is controlled by a smartphone. The chair can be rolled up to you or moved with you in it. Currently, scientists are improving the wheelchair so that it can move upstairs. It is clarified that there are no analogues of a chair with such a design, especially under the control of a smartphone. It is noted that the cost of the sample is about 200 thousand rubles. The price is comparable to the electric wheelchairs already on the market.