With all the different materials wheelchairs are made of; aluminum, magnesium, titanium, comes a new material.
Israeli inventors who have already created a bicycle made nearly entirely out of cardboard that could allow developing nations to get bicycles for free is now planning to make a cardboard wheelchair.
The bicycle is made out of cardboard but is treated with a secret organic concoction that makes it water and fire proof, and is then coated with lacquer paint. The similar cardboard wheelchairs will be maintenance-free, withstand water and humidity, and weigh 20 pounds, but will have the capacity to carry riders weighing up to 400 pounds.
Inventors Nimrod Elmish and Izhar Gafni, and I.G. Cardboard Technologies, have been approached by an anonymous international non-profit organization for the purpose of producing cardboard wheelchairs in Africa.
WOW! This is absolutely an incredible invention!
Read the algemeiner.com article HERE - See the Video of the cardboard bicycle by Izhar Gafni
(image source = NOTE: the cardboard wheelchair image above is NOT a representation of theI.G. Cardboard Technologies proposed design. For illustration purposes only)