A Nintendo Labo Powered Wheelchair

Screenshot: Takeru_FTX

Now that Nintendo Labo is out, people are doing cool things with it. Using the motorcycle Joy-Con to control a wheelchair has to be among the coolest of them.

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This was created by Japanese researcher and inventor Kentaro Yoshifuji. Since Yoshifuji was in high school, he has developed new technology for electric wheelchairs, and this latest work is for a 13-year-old boy who is wheelchair-bound due to a heart condition.

You can see Yoshifuji at the beginning of the clip below in the black threads.

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