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The Urban Wheelchair is a fully electric lifting wheelchair

modernwheelchair  The Urban Wheelchair is a fully electric lifting wheelchair

The Urban Wheelchair is a fully electric, lifting wheelchair that has been designed to address issues faced everyday by wheelchair users in an urban environment.  The main design feature is the lifting mechanism, which allows the user to be effortlessly lifted into an upright position so that may improve their reach and also help instigate face-to-face conversation.

The concept uses hubless wheels to give a modern aesthetic but also increases efficiency, using a tightly packed ball bearing system to reduce rolling resistance.  Designed to be as lightweight, yet as strong as possible, the concept is made from the highest quality materials, predominantly Grade 5 Titanium.  The side panels and wheel housings are mass-produced using casting technology, but the seat is manufactures using a rapid manufacturing technique called Selective Laser Sintering.  This digital manufacturing process enables each individual user to have an MRI scan of their body, which then allows the seat area to be molded to the exact size and shape of the user.  This customisation will remove many comfort issues currently found with traditional wheelchairs.

Powered by two Lithium-ion batteries, found either side of the seat, the Urban Wheelchair is a completely rechargeable unit and can run for a short period on one battery while the other is being charged.  These also power the 12v linear actuators which provide the lifting mechanism for the seat.

Source:  Benthorpe Design

Popularity: 10% [?]

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Curved shower rod – 60% more room

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Curved Shower Rod – - The Crescent Rod™ curved shower rod gives you more elbow room in the shower. Unlike a conventional shower rod, the 60″ Crescent Rod is mounted 3″ inside the tub and curves out slightly into the room.

Chrome-plated plastic cover plate simplifies installation of Crescent Rod by covering existing holes without replacing tile or wall and provides a custom-fit look. (Note: You cannot use the existing brackets.)

Fits most 5′ tub enclosures with tile walls. DO NOT MOUNT ON FIBERGLASS OR ACRYLIC WALLS.

Source:  Comfort House

Popularity: 8% [?]

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iPhone-friendly Dash-Mat – Good for all GPS

gpsbeanie  iPhone-friendly Dash-Mat – Good for all GPS

If you think balancing a map on one knee is tricky, try balancing a satnav or iPhone on your dashboard. Yes, you can suction-cup ‘em to the windscreen but that leaves tell-tale marks of the ‘in here Mr Thieving Yobbo’ variety. Besides, suckers have a habit of plopping off just when you need to glance at some pixellated gyratory system. That’s why it pays to steady your route-spewing gizmos with a supremely portable bean-filled mat.

Source:  FireBox

Popularity: 13% [?]

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BURRI Public Bin – waste management system

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BURRI Public Bin (patent) provides the functional design for versatile deployment in parks and in the urban context. Public Bin can be opened easily from both sides. Thanks to an adjustable cushioning cylinder the bin tilts slowly into the removal position due to its high dead weight (3 mm stainless steel/CNS).

The inner container can be removed and emptied easily. The container locks automatically when pushed back. In order to separate waste, combinations of 2, 3 or 4 bins and even the inclusion of dog waste bag dispensers on the same supporting tube is possible. Public Bin can be mounted simply on the wall or onto asts. Design, material and surfaces reduce upkeep to a minimum.

Source:  Burriag

Popularity: 5% [?]

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The World’s Most Secure Portable Hard Drive

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Data security is serious business.

The Data Locker® Secure Drive was created to give you peace of mind in the event that your data is lost or stolen. Your data is secured by an up-to 18 digit PIN number which is entered directly on the device itself. The Data Locker utilizes a hardware based encryption chip to seamlessly encrypt and decrypt your data using military grade AES / CBC mode encryption.

Source:  Data Locker Drive

Popularity: 7% [?]

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Shadow eBike – Transports you and charges your gadgets at the same time

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The average ebike has 40 feet of wire exposed on the outside. The Shadow Ebike has no wires out in the open. Through its proprietary rim design, it has integrated the battery and controller all in one.

Wireless Throttle
Works like any other throttle. You press the lever, a signal is sent to the controller which turns on the motor. Why have wires that tangle up and can be cut causing mulfunctions.

Wireless Brake
Works like any other brake lever. You press the brake lever, a signal is sent to the controller to stop the motor. In fact, the signal is sent in reverse which regenerates the battery.

Wireless Pedal Assist
The pedal assist option does not require any difficult assembly. It can be removed or installed in 1 minute flat. It talks directly to the Daymak Drive controller

More features: USB/110V Plug – The integrated rim can be charged directly through the rim and can be used as a power generator. Plug in your phone, your notebook, a light, a small tv or anything you like!

Source:  Shadow Bike

Popularity: 16% [?]

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Treasure Seeker Metal Detecting Sandals

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metal detector

Look for treasure anywhere with these discreet metal detecting Sandles! Great for metal detecting, but also for comfortable summer and beach wear.

We all would like to find a Saxon hoard or three, but who wants to spend hours carrying round on of those slightly silly looking, heavy and awkward metal detectors?

Here’s the solution! These Sandles have a metal detecting system built into the sole of the sandal, and the alarm unit straps to your leg. You’ll get a buzz or vibration, or can use the LED indicator lights when the shoes detect metal below them, and then all you have to do is do a little digging.

So, not only do you get some practical comfortable beach/summer wear, but you could potentially find treasure as well! The shoes can be used with or without the metal detecting function as the power / metal detecting unit can be detached when ever you want.

So, why not slip on a par of these, and go for a walk – you never know what you might find on your daily stroll…

Made of chunky, durable, soft and comfortable moulded plastic these shoes are great for treasure seeking and walking alike.

Features:

  • Treasure seeking sandals
  • Black colour
  • Soft and comfortable moulded plastic
  • Metal detecting unit straps to your leg
  • Soes can be used with or without metal detecting unit
  • Vibration, buzz or LED metal indicator alert
  • Requires 1 x 9 volt battery (not included)
  • Available in small, medium or large. Small (Men’s size up to 7/ Women’s size 8), Medium (Men’s size 7.5 to 9/ Women’s 8.5 to 10), Large (Men’s size 9.5 – 12/ Women’s size 10.5 to 13)
  • GOOD LUCK!

Source:  Boys Stuff

Popularity: 13% [?]

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Picks up distant voices with amazing clarity – Hearing Aid

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Amplifies sounds by up to 50dB. No annoying cables. Features a practical ear hook and only weighs 0.6 oz.

If your hearing is deteriorating, this tiny little hearing aid will be a real help. What you missed out on in the past will be easy to understand again. At the opera or at concerts, you can once again clearly hear onstage dialogue, even from the back rows. Never again will you struggle to hear what is spoken on television. Take full part in your family discussions once again. Nobody will snigger at your hearing aid, because this one looks just like the headset for a mobile phone.
The compact housing contains a microphone sensitive enough to pick up the slightest chirp from a cricket. The built-in amplifier produces the entire sound range in your environment.
Infinitely adjustable volume for amplification up to 50dB. Outstanding sound quality.
You’ll still be able to hear very quiet sounds 15 metres away. Measures (without ear hook) about 6 x 1.8 x 3cm (2 2?3″ x 3?4″ x 1 2?5″) (H x W x D); weighs just 17g (0.6 oz). After a 30 minute charge, the built-in Lithium rechargeable battery will operate up to 12 hours. Includes 230V power supply unit. 2-year manufacturer’s warranty. Pro-Idee extends the guarantee to 3 years.

Source:  Proidee

Popularity: 7% [?]

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Kamin Maxx wall-mounted fireplace

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The dream of a romantic fireplace comes true!

Enjoy the atmosphere of a real fireplace – smokeless, soot-free and without harmful emissions!
The Original Kamin Maxx! The romatic highlight – for a cosy home!

Clean burning and odourless! Just enjoy romantic evenings in your home! Spending romantic, relaxing and cosy evenings in front of a warming fireplace – with the new Kamin Maxx it comes true!

The Kamin Maxx is easy to install, can be placed almost anywhere and only needs low-priced and environmentally-friendly bio-ethanol! No vent or chimney is required!

The Kamin Maxx wall-mounted fireplace recreates the glow and shimmer of a real wood fire without the expense and work involved in maintaining it! With its distinctive and unique style, this is a very special enrichment for your home!

Details:

  • Without the need of any approval
  • No vent & chimney necessary
  • No harmful emissions
  • Soot-free
  • Unique style
  • Measures: 60 x 13,4 x 45,5 cm (23,6 x 5,3 x 17,9 inches)

What do your get?

  • 1 wall-mounted fireplace “Kamin-Maxx”
  • 1 fire extinguish plate
  • Material for an easy wall fastening

Source:  Teleshop 24

Popularity: 7% [?]

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Igendesign’s Flow light harvests wind power for sustainable lighting

Solar Powered Lights

Eco Factor: Lighting concept powered by the wind.

The Flow is a concept lighting solution for far-flung places, especially sea shores where sourcing grid electricity is not that easy. Designers over at Igendesign have come up with a sustainable solution in the form of a biodegradable light that harvests wind energy for illumination.

Source:  EcoFriend

Popularity: 11% [?]

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