From: Jim Yanik
Subject: Re: OT, segue, whatever... Segway on Amazon
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 00:21:09 +0000 (UTC)
Organization: Friends of Lummox
NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 00:21:09 +0000 (UTC)
Spehro Pefhany wrote in
> On Wed, 20 Nov 2002 00:03:35 +0000 (UTC), the renowned Jim Yanik
>>Unless you live in an upper floor apartment.It's not going to climb
>>stairs by itself,either.
> Walk-ups, anyway.
> But here, from the same inventor, is a wheelchair that _can_ climb
> stairs, using the same technology. This one has the potential to
> change a smaller number of lives a lot more profoundly:
> At $29K, not cheap, but if an insurer or the gov't picks up 75%,
> that remaining $7K isn't too bad, considering the benefits.
> Best regards,
> Spehro Pefhany
On one hand,you have an easily stolen Segway,that is slightly too heavy to
be lugging up stairs,or lift in and out of a car's trunk,OTOH,you have a
'ATV' wheelchair that can climb stairs,but definitely is too heavy to put
in a car without the special lift or a ramp.My 12V Street Jammer
scooter,folds up,weighs 35 lbs,I carry it up & down stairs easily,fits in a
trunk.Not as fast as a Segway,and will not climb an incline W/O a few leg
strokes. A better motor and battery pack would help that.
Jim Yanik,NRA member
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