A friend of ours who needs a wheelchair suffers from repetitive stress syndrome on her wrists and arms. The new “RoChair” might be just the thing. You row it, not wheel it.

About 90 percent of all wheelchairs are push-rim propelled. With the RoChair, one push-pull of the adjustable lever arm rotates the chair’s front wheels up to two revolutions, depending on the gear you choose. Hills are no problem, they say. (We guess it depends on the hill.) We hope the price comes down, because it’s $5,000. More info at

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