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CES The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week has seen a wealth of innovative ideas on show, and one such creative concept is Tank Chair. Strictly speaking, this isn't new, but the Mk II that was on show features many improvements over the original.

As a company spokesperson explained to Register Hardware: "At first,it might seem a little strange, but think of the fact that you couldn't take a wheelchair onto the beach..."

Indeed.

Tank Chair Mk II

Tank Chair Mk II: good job Davros never had one of these...

True to the proverb that necessity is the mother of invention, the original concept came as a result of the difficulties faced by the designer's wife, who is disabled.

Coupled, quite possibly, with additional desire to be in the biggest, baddest wheelchair imaginable, mercilessly crushing anyone crawling along the curb in a sub-standard, shopping mobility cart.

It's constructed out of a one-piece steel chassis and the tracks are made from ruggedised rubber and lightweight aluminium struts. The 24v, 2hp, 127rpm variable speed motor is powered by four Optima Deep Cycle batteries. It also has a 22:1 gear ratio and can traverse a ten per cent incline. Pricing details of the all new and improved model weren't available, however.

Dial 1-888-tankchair for more info. Naturally.

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