@SkyWhisperer - Electric wheelchairs have been around for awhile and I think they are much better than the standard wheelchairs that people used to have, where they would roll themselves along.
The electric wheelchairs are much more powerful and comfortable. The greatest example I have seen of advances in adaptive technology is in the life of Stephen Hawking.
This famed physicist has both an electric wheelchair as well as computer technology to help him to talk. It hasn’t completely freed him of his disability but at least it has enabled him to carry on in the world and communicate with those around him.