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ELEKTRO 7/2017 was released on June 26th 2017. Its digital version will be available on July 28th 2017.

Topic: Cables, conductors and cable technique; Connectors; Software; Marking and labelling

Main Article
Electrical insulation and thermal conductivity

SVĚTLO (Light) 4/2017 was released on August 8th 2017. Its digital version will be available on September 8th 2017.

Optical radiation effects and use
Glow-worm in a light engineer eyesight

Lighting installations
OSRAM TecDay Czech Republic 2017
Workroom illumination of Dominican provincial in Prague
innogy – reconstruction of company administrative centre

When wheelchair design can take many steps up

03.04.2017 | Tech Xplore | techxplore.com

Advances in electric wheelchairs lagged behind so many advances in items such as smartphones, electric cars, drones; even robotic vacuum cleaners improved.

Scewo wheelchair was founded by an interdisciplinary team of four university students from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich or at Zurich University of the Arts. The chair is 65cm wide and 105cm long with a total weight of 101kg.

Wheelchair of future

According to the Scewo site, “The self-balancing technology enables rotating on spot and driving over curbs without getting stuck. The big wheels can go over obstacles without entanglement.”

Looking at the chair, designboom talked about the chair's modes. Driving mode, stair mode, safe mode (stationary), elevated mode (The tracks and the small wheels at the back can be lowered together below the main wheel to rise the seat up. This enables eye-to-eye communication) and track mode to overcome slippery surfaces (like snow, loose gravel) make the chair quite useful.

Read more at Tech Xplore

Image Credit: Scewo

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