Stephen Hawking’s famous motorized wheelchair, made by BEC Mobility wheelchair during the late-1980s to the mid-1990s, could be yours if the price is right, as it’s headed to auction at Christie’s. The maroon and red leather chair (serial number: 440609) is powered by Penny & Giles Drives Technology and features a single metal footrest as well as a leather-covered cushion for additional support. All proceeds will benefit The Stephen Hawking Foundation and The Motor Neurone Disease Association. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“Professor Stephen William Hawking graced the Earth from 1942-2018, spreading science to the masses at a level that had not been experienced since his predecessors Albert Einstein or Sir Issac Newton. Through education, published books, public speeches, and international television appearances, Hawking turned complex cutting-edge research into digestible information that inspired children and adults to explore the universe and attempt to answer some of the most ambitious questions of our time,” reports Hi Consumption.