Honda’s New Robo-Legs

Honda’s New Robo-Legs

Honda Unveils Experimental Walking Assist Device With Bodyweight Support System

It gets harder to get around when you get old, which is why things like walkers and mart carts exist. But Honda wants to make getting around easier with some fancy new technology, which is why it’s introduced some new robo-leg walkers. (Pics)

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The Walking House

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Sure, when the oil shortage becomes oil-no-more, it would be nice to drive around in search of fuel like Mad Max, but what would be even better is to have your own movable home to wander the wasteland in. Something on legs that can roam anywhere. Something like this. But faster.

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Fitbit Tracks Activities And Sleep 24/7

Fitbit Tracks Activities And Sleep 24/7 

 Fitbit – Wearable Sensor

The simple pedometer has been given a makeover. Fitbit, a startup based in San Francisco, has built a small, unobtrusive sensor that tracks a person’s movement 24 hours a day to produce a record of her steps taken, her calories burned, and even the quality of her sleep. Data is wirelessly uploaded to the Web so that users can monitor their activity and compare it with that of their friends.

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Device To Help Elderly Walk

Device To Help Elderly Walk 

 Walking device developed by Honda

Honda has been working on a device that helps elderly people with weak leg muscles, walk with conviction. The device just fits on your hips and thighs which help support your walking. Honda began looking into this technology way back in 1999 and have since researched it immensely and are in the feasibility stage.

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Walking Assist By Honda

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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.
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