Segways Help Wounded Vets Cover New GroundBy Broom, Scott; WUSA9.COM,
Publication Date: May 7, 2008
News feature on Segs-4-Vets, a charity which provides disabled war veterans with Segway transporters. The Segway is a computer-controlled transporter which allows amputees to stand, balance, and cover distances and terrain that are too difficult and painful on prosthetic legs. Getting out of wheelchairs and scooters and into a standing position can also have medical benefits including normalized blood pressure and bone density. Segs-4-Vets had, at the time of the news segment, provided 62 disabled Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with a Segway, and hopes to provide 300 more to veterans by the end of 2008. The Veterans Administration is currently assessing the benefits of the Segway in a pilot program. The article includes a link to a video of the news segment.
Published by: CBS Company (Website:http://www.cbscorporation.com/)
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