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    Self balancing hands free wheelchair

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    Senior Member TomRL's Avatar
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    Really clever

    "Blessed are the pessimists, for they hath made backups." Exasperated 20:12

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    So cool!! This Ogo is better than a Genny. It'll be cheaper than a Genny too, and sold in the USA as a personal transportation device to start. Once they really get going they'll manufacture in the US too.
    They are raising funds on Indiegogo. Please have a look and donate what you can.

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    This can be used by quads too. Easily!

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    About a week left to take a chance on it: "...The First 95 $1000 USD..."
    It seems to good to be true.
    I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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    $1,000 donation to the crowdfunding gives you the right to be one of the first purchasers. You still have to buy it!

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    Just another segway chair... with a bunch of cosmetics ???

    Segway chairs.....

    original ogo thread...

    the affordable segway chair ?

    my favorite segway chair

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    Very impressed that he can say "I designed it for [this guy], and here he is happily using it". So many engineers with allegedly world-changing wheelchair-related products don't seem to be able to produce the client whose problem they were trying to solve. So many of them seem to have identified the 'problem' based on their own ignorance and prejudice, and then come up with a 'solution' that no one actually wants, so it's demonstrated in the videos by professional AB models or remarkably photogenic young Paralympian types with very low injuries.

    I was actually at the TASC Show-Off Day at the spinal unit in Auckland when they shot that footage of Charlotte and Jayden trying the Ogo. Kind regret not trying it myself now, but I was concerned that it might not understand my weight not being central because my spine is so warped and send me careening into panicked onlookers! Yeah, I'm chicken. Also, I reckon by the time I'm psychologically ready to use a powerchair I will actually need a powerchair with full head support, etc. Still, this looks damn cool, and as if they've put a LOT of thought into the minutiae of how it would actually be used by real people.

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    Ogo finally available in US! FORGET THE GENNY!

    Forget the Genny! It's not available in US anyway!
    The Ogo is finally available! It's awesome!! Only USD $16,995.

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