Wheelchair users will often face the problem of stairs almost everyday, but students in Germany have been working on a project at ETH Zurich that might put an end to these problems.
The students have been working on a wheelchair that can climb stairs quickly and safely. The wheelchair is powered by electric and balances on two wheels while driving on even ground. To enable the wheelchair to go up and down stairs a set of tracks have been fitted which can be lowered to keep the user level at all times.
This is just a prototype and improvements would need to be made before a final product, but this does have the potential to make a large impact on wheelchair use in the future.