You can never judge a book by its cover, or a person by his legs.

Non-excluding Design

A few days back, Lars offered us a great opportunity to experience what is it like to be in a wheel chair for some time. And all I can say about this extraordinary experience is that it is quite amazing how I had many different perceptions about being the person in the wheelchair. At first, I tried the electric wheelchair, which looked quite fascinating with pretty good capabilities & controllers. On the soft ground, it was very easy and nice to control; however, it also had several pitfalls. One of those pitfalls is that the late reaction time for the actions that you do. For instance, whenever I wanted to turn right, the system would take some time to respond after moving the controller that actually looked like a joystick. This might not be a good solution for someone who needs to immediately move in a certain situation. Another thing…

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