Wheelchair users almost blew up the Internet last week when news of the rebirth of the stair-climbing iBot broke, and now there is an update on another cool-looking stair-climbing chair, the Scalevo. You may remember the Scalevo from mid-2015, as it probably popped up in one of your social media feeds or a blog you frequent.
Balancing on two big wheels, much like a modded-Segway, the Scalevo’s big trick is a drop down track that looks like a chainsaw blade and allows the chair to ascend and descend stairs. I posted about the chair’s internet debut last year. Here is the launch video from last May.
Last week I got an email from one of the Scalevo’s designers asking if I could help get the word out about a Google survey the Zurich-based design team has created to help direct them as they fine tune the second prototype. The designer said the team is shooting for a