# Pros And Cons For Wheelchair

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Around the world, there are a lot of people with ambulatory disabilities. For examples, over $20$ million people have ambulatory disabilities in the United State \cite{US}, and a report on disability and rehabilitation by World Health Organization indicates that about $65$ million people worldwide need wheelchairs in $2008$ \cite{WHO}. Wheelchair is one of the most commonly used supporting devices for people with ambulatory disabilities to improve their personal mobility, which can enhance their health and quality of life \cite{ManualW}. However, users are often constrained to the sitting posture, which can cause severe damage such as pressure sore.
Standing is important to avoid such damage, and it also stretches out the muscles around the
Toileting cannot be done easily for wheelchair users since transferring between the wheelchair seat and the toilet seat requires sufficient upper body capabilities or at least one helper. Toileting is one of the fundamental life functions of human that should be done by him/herself, which is closely connected to their quality of life and self-reliant social life.

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%\newline The exoskeleton allows users to realize natural-like posture transition. The design can also allow users to do toilet with the exoskeleton. In addition, the exoskeleton design can can be integrated with a regular wheelchair to have locomotion capability.
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