Shareable wheelchairs have been rolled out at Jinan hospital
China’s sharing economy reaches out to the elderly and infirm
Over the past year, we’ve seen shareable bicycles, umbrellas, napping capsules, workout pods, luxury cars, stools, basketball courts, boyfriends, and sex dolls, but China’s sharing economy has now managed to reach yet another new plateau with the introduction of shareable wheelchairs.
The curiosity of patients and family members at a hospital in Jinan, Shandong province was piqued last week by a row of around 40 foldable wheelchairs for rent outside of one entrance. To use one of the wheelchairs, all you have to do is scan a QR code, pay a 299 yuan deposit, and then you are good to go.
For the first two hours the wheelchairs are free to ride, but every 10 minutes after that costs 1 yuan — a system which would appear to prey on the ill and absent-minded.
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