Creating the Spectacle: The First Underwater Wheelchair
Through a series of videos, British artist Sue Austin is demonstrating that underwater travel isn’t just for the able-bodied. Backed by the London Organising Committee of Olympics and Paralympics, Austin, who has been in a wheelchair since 1996, worked with a team of academics and engineers to develop the first self-propelled underwater, wheelchair.
The specialized wheelchair is already in high demand as many diving instructors around the world have expressed interest in the product, and it’s easy to see why. In the video, Austin is in total control of her wheelchair as she methodically weaves in and around coral reefs.
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