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Paraplegic man builds scuba wheelchair

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2017-03-17 14:26

About the solution

Igor became disabled in 2007, after a cervical spine injury.

The scuba wheelchair works thanks to attached engine-powered propellers to both wheels of his chair as Igor wanted to cover more distance underwater. The oxygen tank is mounted onto the back of the wheelchair which is also fitted with special straps to keep the diver safely in place.

"I thought that if I could just find a way of mounting some engines onto my wheelchair I would be able to move so much further underwater”, the patient explained.

The inventor had the idea for this device after going to a diving trip to the sea of Japan in 2016.

He signed a deal with a factory in order to mass manufacturing this invention, which will be available for about 1.200 USD.

Adapted from: http://bit.ly/2nMJDY0

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Igor Skikevich, born in Russia, in 1965, is a paraplegic diver who invented Scuba Chair, in 2016, a underwater wheelchair, so that he is able to perform diving in his wheelchair.

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