Physically challenged: about any level of physical challenge, including quadriplegics, will be able to enjoy the thrill of the slopes
Mentally challenged: target audience includes those with Autism, Down Syndrome and others in which learning to ski and/or enjoying skiing, is currently thought of as just not possible
Rescue-operations: the specially designed AST17R will get a potentially spinal-cord injured skier/boarder down the mountain while keeping the injured perfectly horizontal at all times; not head-downhill (when all is going right) as with the current toboggan technology (not sure what century it was actually invented, probably BC). Additionally, the AST17R will guide itself down the mountain following an AST17R trained ski patroller while a second (trailing) patroller continually monitors downhill safety. The AST17R is a self-contained emergency-vessel equipped with O2, defibrillator, and other equipment tbd by our ER doc consultant
Adaptive Ski Technologies is utilizing a dual-patent technology to achieve something that has never been done, allowing a quadriplegic-skier to ski ‘manually unassisted’, as well as giving the paraplegic-skier or those with mental-impairment, whose disability may be beyond what the current technology allows, the joy and thrill of skiing that may have seemed completely out of reach.
Patent 1) Stabilizes a pair of skis allowing them to ‘adapt’ to the terrain protecting the skier from unwanted bumps, jolts, and flipping over, while controlling and allowing skis to turn the way a ski is made to turn, by putting it on its edge and applying pressure
Patent 2) Stabilizes the ski-sled with the same gyroscopic technology used in large watercraft which prevents the ski-sled from flipping and injuring the skier.
Patent 3) Pending, sorry, can’t talk about that as yet.
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This website will be updated soon, last update 1/20/2011.