Monday, 29 September 2014

Underwater Wheelchair

Diving about is probably the closest imaginable experience to what it must seem like to people going into space. Going into space is not likely to be same as diving, of course. The atmosphere underwater is pretty dense. But space exploration seems analogous to diving in the sense that it puts us in an environment which means it is no longer possible to interact with our surroundings in the ways we take for granted, as normal.

The whole thing can be quite disorientating and unfortunately  for various reasons, there are a lot of health restrictions on diving so not everyone is allowed to have a go. The following video shows an adapted underwater wheelchair in action...

 Technology breaking barriers, again: Very cool!