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Israeli wheel to smooths out life's bumps

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April 28, 2014
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An Israeli company has devised a technology that allows wheelchairs and bicycles to travel comfortably over bumps and down stairs. Softwheel says its 'symmetrical selective in-wheel suspension' could be adapted to suit any vehicle with wheels. Jim Drury reports. Video provided by Reuters


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