The unfortunately-named Roof Spider is now available! You see, it’s different from the Ceiling Spider, which is already in widespread circulation (and in fact has been spotted in our home office).
What is the Roof Spider? Well, it sits on a car roof. Why is it like a spider? Maybe ’cause it uses cords to eat wheelchairs.After that, though, the similarities end:
A device that lifts a wheelchair into a box on top of a car roof and a mobility scooter that can turn on its own axis are the stars of this year’s Mobility Roadshow at Kemble Airfield in Gloucestershire.
The Roof-Spider can lift manual, folding wheelchairs weighing up to 25kg into a storage box that sits on the roof of an MPV or estate car.
It can take a wheelchair from either side of the vehicle, is operated by remote control and sets down the chair at the other end of a journey.
Pretty cool. The Swedish company that makes it, AutoAdapt, plans to sell it for about US$7000. Their website features models in silver and black. Be sure to check out the cool video showing how it works (eerily reminiscent of the nature videos in which spiders eat wheelchairs).
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(hat tip: Medlaunches.com)