Mobility impaired people now have another option, thanks to Honda

Honda will showcase an experimental model of a walking assist device which could support walking for the elderly and other citizens with weakened leg muscles, at the worldly Trade Fair on Barrier Free Equipments & Rehabilitation for the Elderly & the Disabled (BARRIER FREE 2008) which will be held at Intex Osaka, Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27, 2008.

The cooperative control technology utilized for Honda walking assist device is a strange Honda innovation achieved through the cumulative study of human walking just as the research and development of technologies was conducted for Honda’s advanced humanoid robot, ASIMO.

The compact design of the device was achieved with flat brushless motors and a control system developed by Honda. Honda began research of a walking assist device in 1999 with a goal to supply more humans with the joy of mobility. Currently, the device has entered into the feasibility stage. Honda is planning to offer interested attendees an opportunity to wear and experience that walking assist device at the Honda booth at BARRIER FREE 2008.