Mon, May 29, 2006 - Page 14 News List

New moves 創舉

A disabled girl and her mother show off the new "nemo" wheelchair, made by Meyra Ortopedia, in Leipzig, Germany.


Have you ever thought about how much your body does for you? Many parts of your body work together to allow you to walk, talk, use machines and move around. For some disabled people, those things are not always as easy.

For those people, there is a new wheelchair that could solve some of these problems. This new electronic wheelchair not only helps people who cannot walk, but it also helps people whose bodies make it hard for them to talk. The wheelchair lets people use computers to communicate.

The new wheelchair does other cool things too; it can help people use electronic things, like TVs. This way, people in wheelchairs can be more independent. (Kayleen Hartman, Staff Writer)



這台新輪椅還有其他厲害的功能,它能幫助人們使用如電視等電子產品,讓輪椅使用者更為獨立。 (翻譯:鄭湘儀)

Quick Quiz 複習測驗

1. Other wheelchairs only help people who can't ...

a. talk.

b. walk.

c. turn on TVs.

d. use machines.

2. What does the wheelchair have that helps people communicate?

a. Wheels.

b. A TV.

c. A computer.

d. A cellphone.

This story has been viewed 4535 times.

Comments will be moderated. Remarks containing abusive and obscene language, personal attacks of any kind or promotion will be removed and the user banned.

TOP top