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The Safe Way To Put Your Dog Into Your Car, SUV, Truck, Camper – Pet Ramp

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Wider and more stable than a ramp.  Pet Loader’s® lower angle of ascent/decent and greater traction eliminates your dog’s fear of entering your vehicle. Yet Pet Loader®  is light in weight and folds down to a mere 7-1/4” for easy portability and storage.

Like walking on solid ground!

  • No injury to dog or yourself
  • Low angle of ascent/descent eliminates fear
  • Dog instinctively knows how to use it
  • Level platforms instill confidence
  • Wide decks eliminates anxiety
  • Incline adjusts to pet and vehicle
  • Washable carpeting for critical traction
  • No sag for added assurance
  • Great stability, easily holds the largest dogs
  • One size works with all vehicles
  • Ideal for SUVs, trucks, trailers
  • Easily folded, carried, stored
  • Folds to just 22”wide, 18” long, and an amazingly short 7-1/4” high
  • Endorsed by vets, groomers, trainers

Source:  Pet Loader

Popularity: 27% [?]

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EZ Wheelchair Access Advantage suitcase ramp

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Advantage Series SUITCASE Ramp is an ultra-strong, single fold, lightweight, portable mobility ramp that helps wheelchairs and scooters over curbs and from 1 to 3 steps (depending on ramp size). EZ-ACCESS® Advantage Series® SUITCASE® ramp is available in 2′, 3′, 4′, 5′ and 6′ lengths, all with a usable width of 29.5″.

2′ Advantage Suitcase ramp for curbs and 1 step has a usable size of 2′ x 29.5″. Folded size: 24″L x 15″W x 4.5″H; total weight 12 pounds.
3′ Advantage Suitcase ramp for curbs and 1 step has a usable size of 3′ x 29.5″. Folded size: 36″L x 15″W x 4.5″H; total weight 16 pounds.
4′ Advantage Suitcase ramp for curbs and 1-2 steps has a usable size of 4′ x 29.5″. Folded size: 48″L x 15″W x 4.5″H; total weight 20 pounds.
5′ Advantage Suitcase ramp for curbs, 1-2 steps, and some minivans has a usable size of 5′ x 29.5″. Folded size: 60″L x 15″W x 4.5″H; total weight 26 pounds.
6′ Advantage Suitcase ramp for 1-3 steps, some minivans, and some SUVs has a usable size of 6′ x 29.5″. Folded size: 72″L x 15″W x 4.5″H; total weight 30 pounds.

Source:  Comfort House

Popularity: 6% [?]

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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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Honda Develops New Personal Mobility Device U3X

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This new personal mobility device makes it possible to adjust speed and move, turn and stop in all directions when the rider leans the upper body to shift body weight. This was achieved through application of advanced technologies including Honda’s balance control technology, which was developed through the robotics research of ASIMO, Honda’s bipedal humanoid robot, and the world’s first* omni-directional driving wheel system (Honda Omni Traction Drive System, or HOT Drive System), which enables movement in all directions, including not only forward and backward, but also directly to the right and left and diagonally. In addition, this compact size and one-wheel-drive personal mobility device was designed to be friendly to the user and people around it by making it easier for the rider to reach the ground from the footrest and placing the rider on roughly the same eye level as other people or pedestrians.

Source:  Honda Personal Mobility Device

Popularity: 3% [?]

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