Cross a wheelchair with a Segway scooter and you get an intuitive, hands-free wheelchair that promises new levels of freedom for paraplegics.

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Working to help a friend who was paralyzed in a skiing accident, engineer Kevin Halsall spent four years modifying a Segway to become a wheelchair. The user simply leans in the direction they want to go — no need for even a joy-stick to make it move. The two powered wheels can be changed quickly for all-terrain tires, allowing a user to race down a sandy beach at 12 mph — the average adult running speed or twice as fast as most people jog.  via