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Wheelchair History: Manual Wheelchairs Part I

Published by Steve Hedberg on November 12, 2008

Today, the wheelchair is very prevalent in our society. There are many different kinds, including electric wheelchairs and ultra-light manual wheelchairs. These devices safely and reliably carry people around their homes, schools, and places of work.

They have a very rich history, which dates back many hundreds of years. While used by humans for many years, it wouldn’t be until the 1930s that these devices would start to resemble the modern wheelchair.

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