Check this out: Carbon Black WheelchairOct 26 06:51
Europeans appreciate aesthetics as much as function and the Carbon Black Wheelchair, a new all-carbon fiber wheelchair made by UK based Imagine Design, is possibly one of the sexiest wheelchairs ever made.
The frame is not only made of carbon, a quarter the weight of steel making the wheelchair very light, the entire wheelchair is carbon (even the wheels).
The carbon fiber however isn’t what lends to the sex appeal of this chair. That comes from the design. The “Carbon Black” (the official name) is streamlined to the nth degree and is made to measure for each client. It has a mono stem design, for improved access benefits, and an energy efficient moncoque cantilever frame.
Its also lubricant free for clean low maintenance (no more gross oil stains on your clothes), and has an ergonomic backrest that needs zero tools to be adjusted (the same goes for the footrest too). As for the wheels and rims, each is single piece carbon fiber.
Perhaps the coolest thing about this wheelchair are the forward illuminating LED lights affixed under the footrest that help show the way in the dark. These lights are perfect for making your way through a dark theater, an unlit parking lot or for finding a pin in thick pile carpet. They also look completely badass, and are one of the sexiest things about this chair.
Now before you get too excited, the Carbon Black isn’t available in the US quite yet. It will be soon, but they just debuted it in London, and its currently only available in the E.U.
Their official site: Imagine Design
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Tiffiny Carlson is freelance writer and writes the “SCI Life” column for New Mobility. She's also a C6 quad from a diving accident that occurred when she was 14 years old. A lifelong resident of Minneapolis, Tiffiny has been a writer in the disability community for over 10 years and writes for several publications and blogs, as well as her personal blog BeautyAbility. Her work has also appeared in mainstream publications such as Nerve.com and Playgirl.