While the Segway rolls into the sunset, the iBOT is climbing toward a comeback.

Thanks to a foundation that donated $30,000 to pay for it, a Texas police officer injured on the job has an updated model of the iBOT, the stair-climbing wheelchair Dean Kamen developed in the early ’90s, several years before he spun off the chair’s self-balancing technology to create the Segway, the two-wheeler its current owner announced will end production next month.

Mike Cote is senior editor for news and business. Contact him at mcote@unionleader.com or 206-7724.

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