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ELEKTRO 10/2018 was released on September 26th 2018. Its digital version will be available immediately.

Topic: Electrical power engineering; RES; Batteries and accumulators; E-mobility

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Smart Cities (part 1 – volume 1)

SVĚTLO (Light) 5/2018 was released on September 17th 2018. Its digital version will be available immediately.

Interiors lighting
Luminaire selection by the concept of interior
The unique book about interiors nowadays on market
Invitation on colloquium Interiéry 2018 – exceptional action for the seventh time

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Profesor Jiří Habel passed away – memories remain

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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