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Laird Unveils Wheelchair Enabled Video Production System

Laird Telemedia has unveiled a broadcast system, called VGO that mounts a video camera on a wheelchair.

Laird developed the video production system that helps broadcasters and educators and meets the Sec. 508 standards for making new technology accessible for people with disabilities.

"Up until now, the use of a video camera for someone in a wheelchair has been difficult if not impossible," said Chase Pierson from DCTV.

The video wheelchair system--developed by the Mount Marion, N.Y-based company--has a steel arm that swings out and a camera tripod head mounted on it for steady camera movement. Two knobs lock and unlock the system.

Users have the option to use two tripod heads, one that is hand operated and the other with automatic start, stop, record and lens controls that are remote-controlled.

Options include a 5.6-inch color LCS monitor system and clamp.