Off-road wheelchair maker wants to help persons with mobility issues hit the mountains

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Trained German avionics engineer Ebner sits on his self-designed off-road wheelchair that he has dubbed the Scuttler. Photo: Nicolas Armer/dpa

The armchair – mounted on caterpillar track more often seen on military tanks – is still a little wobbly, but it does the trick, chugging up the streets of Franconian Switzerland and mounting roads so steep that many a driver struggles.

The tank-chair hybrid – an off-road wheelchair – is the creation of Martin Ebner, and he calls it a Scuttler. As far as he knows, it’s one of a kind.

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