Friday

Amigo Dog Wheelchair



Anybody who knows me, knows I'm a huge fan of dogs. Sometimes a quality-of-life design comes along that completely changes the game for our canine friends and makes me want to stand up and applaud. The Amigo dog wheelchair is just such a device. I think you'll agree that, after watching the video, this little Boston Terrier has experienced a quantum leap in freedom and enjoyment of his life. This from the site:
"israeli industrial designer nir shalom presents his canine prosthetic as part of 'thinking hands', an exhibition in ventura lambrate at milan design week 2011. the device attaches at the hips of small dogs with disabled rear legs and allows for increased mobility over other dog wheelchairs due to the dynamic and more independently moving supports.an elastic knee joint is set backwards, allowing dogs to access stairs and lay down and sit up on their own."

via design boom

8 comments:

  1. Awesome device but I'm even more impressed with the dog. I love the way dogs adapt to catastrophe and move on without a backward glance.

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  2. Darren,

    Agreed. Lesson to be learned there, eh? Thanks for the comment!

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  3. Wonderful design coupled with an improved quality of life? Doesn't get any better than that.

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  4. It was a awe-inspiring post and it has a significant meaning and thanks for sharing the information.Would love to read your next post too......
    Thanks
    Regards
    Wheelchairs

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  5. wow! I have a French bullodg who is a parapledgic, is there any chance of making one for him? they look amazing, I am not sure where I can go to get an answer! but I do know if this product was manufactured it would sell like hot cakes in the USA I live in Australia and had to get everything for Louis from the USA as we do not have anything really up to that design and standard if someone can help me please let me know thanks Elly form Melbourne ellyandclive@optusnet.com.au

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  6. This is looking awesome to me, i need to buy one. Can i buy in CA and can any one tell me the price if i buy from CA. Is it light in weight like lightweight wheelchairs

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  7. omg i really need it for my dog ;( i hope they will produce it soon...we don't have a wheelchair now, hes still at the hospital ;(

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  8. sure wish they made these for 30-35lb dogs. great wheelchair. Wish i had more info. Price and more.

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