Absolutely loved the article and video in Bloomberg Businessweek on the Tankchair.
Brad Soden makes these amazing ruggedized wheelchairs for wounded veterans and other disabled people in need of getting around some rougher terrain.
They are customized for each user and cost about $15,000 each.
They are built on tank-like treads and can go up stairs, through fields, across streams, and over snow.
“Basically, it’s get off the couch and go enjoy life!”
They are tough and can last 15-20 years!
He first made one for his wife who was paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident and was having difficulty keeping up on a family camping trip.
Soden is truly inspirational–he produces these not too make money, but too help people.
“The body can’t keep up, so we’re gonna fix it.”
This is an awesome man making an extreme machine. 😉
(Source Photo: Tankchair)