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Israeli company shows off new wheelchair that can ride down stairs

By Mason White 4:42 PM February 20, 2014
The Acrobat in action 

By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) Since the invention of the wheelchair, disabled people had to be helped while going down stairs.

Now, thanks to an Israeli company, disabled people can ride down stairs without any help with their wheelchair, a video uploaded to YouTube showed.

Designed and built with the needs of the active user in mind, the Acrobat wheel provides total freedom to wheelchair riders by allowing a smooth and comfortable ride across any path they choose, along with the chair frame they prefer.

With a unique design, the Acrobat wheel delivers flexibility while preserving wheel functionality with no added energy loss and bouncy unstable sensation.

On flat terrain, it rolls like a rigid wheel and only when encountering impacts the suspension mechanism jumps into action to absorb the shock, lessening the stress to the rider’s body.

The Acrobat wheel can be adjusted to fit any wheelchair frame design. The Acrobat provides 360° protection from impacts at any angle.

The Acrobat will take the hit for you, the company said.