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

PHOTO: EPA

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)

你曾想過你的身體為你做了多少工嗎?許多身體部位得一起動作,你才能行走、說話、使用機器和隨意移動。對部份身障者來說,這些事有時並不是那麼容易。

現在有一款專為身障者設計的新輪椅能解決部份困擾。這款新的電動輪椅不僅能幫助無法行走的人,也能協助因身體限制而無法交談的人,讓使用者能透過電腦進行溝通。

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.


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