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    Posted May 20, 2011 by
    Knoxville, Tennessee
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Next giant leap for mankind

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    Hover Chairs


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     CatAndrade, an artist in Knoxville, Tennessee, says she first got the idea for hover chairs 'when Star Wars came out and I saw Luke Skywalker's hover craft.' She says they would 'give wheelchair bound people more freedom to move around, especially where wheelchair mobility is a challenge, like an unpaved dirt trail hikers would enjoy,' and the emergency vehicles idea 'was inspired by the events of September 11th. If we could create a vehicle that can zip up the outside of a building and save people from windows and rooftops, that would be truly amazing!'
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    I imagine that the next giant leap for mankind will be hover crafts. This will probably include not only cars, but emergency vehicles to save people in high rise fires, hospital gurneys to ease movement, and especially hover chairs to maximize people's independence.

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