'Sighted' wheelchair gets first test drive

A team at Sweden's Luleå University of Technology have developed an electric wheelchair that can 'see' for its user.

MIT serves up food-related inventions

MIT's well-known Product Engineering Processes class - aka 2.009 - has come up with its inventions for the year, all of which are food-related.

Device allows quadriplegics to communicate through sniffs

People with severe disabilities - including so-called locked-in syndrome - have been enabled to communicate with a new device controlled by sniffing.

Bionic legs allow wheelchair-bound to walk

A New Zealand company has developed the world's first robotic legs, enabling a man who'd been in a wheelchair for five years to walk again.