Intel Unveils a Connected Wheelchair, With Help From Stephen Hawking

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It’s not just light bulbs and thermostats joining the Internet of things — Intel has now given the wheelchair a new layer of connectivity.

On Tuesday, the company announced its newest smart device in partnership with world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. The new connected wheelchair was designed by a team of engineering interns at Intel as part of the company’s Intel Collaborators program

The device monitors vitals of the person sitting in the chair, including blood pressure, heart rate and body temperature. It also collects information on the user’s surroundings, allowing them to rate accessibility of different locations Read more…

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Stan Schroeder

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