Honda unveils wearable robotic walker

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Honda unveils wearable robotic walker
http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/11/07/robotic.walker.ap/index.html

I can't think of any other EV that is more 'other' than this ... Not even any wheels.

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TOKYO, Japan (AP) -- Imagine a bicycle seat connected by mechanical frames to a pair of shoes for an idea of how the new wearable assisted-walking gadget from Honda works.

The experimental device, unveiled Friday, is designed to support bodyweight, reduce stress on the knees and help people get up steps and stay in crouching positions.

... "This should be as easy to use as a bicycle," Ashihara said at Honda's Tokyo headquarters. "It reduces stress, and you should feel less tired."

To wear it, you put the seat between your legs, put on the shoes and push the on button. Then just start walking around.

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Re: Honda unveils wearable robotic walker

Here's another article...

Take a load off with Honda's walking aid
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10085777-1.html?tag=newsEditorsPicksArea.0

Quote:

...Honda unveiled another experimental walking-assistant device on Friday that lets people's legs still do the walking while taking take some of the weight off leg muscles and joints. The device looks like a follow-up to another walking aid from Honda shown off earlier this year.

With the latest one, a person steps into the device shoes and leans back into the high seat. Honda does the rest by supporting a large portion of the person's body weight during walking, stair-climbing, or even squatting....

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