Truly, this is not the first device designed to help elderly or crippled walk unaided, but for sure amongst all, this one is really compact and user friendly so far. Developed by Honda, the walking assist device would be demonstrated at the International Trade Fair on Barrier Free Equipments & Rehabilitation in Osaka. The team at Honda is being working over this for past nine years.
After undergoing the processing since 1999, the device has now reached the viability phase and prospective customers are invited to get the first-hand feel. I wish I could also experience that. It’s no shocker that Honda’s ASIMO humanoid robot contributed significantly in making this device possible. The data acquired from hip angle sensors is used by the control CPU to converse the flat brush less motors and offer the needful assistance to enable those using the device elongate their tread. Weighing 6.2lbs, the device can easily be wrapped around the waist and thigh. It comes with a battery life of 2 hours if used at 4.5km/hour.
Via | Crunch Gear / Honda