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Originally posted by Annee
reply to post by violet
Having grown up with a disabled (polio) mom - - - new devices always catch my eye. I've seen a few special documentaries on bio-wheelchairs and other bio-walkers.
How about this one?
Originally posted by xXxinfidelxXx
reply to post by Blackmarketeer
Unfortunately, while this is a great invention, the fact that nothing that ever makes it into production is ever 100% efficient (more profitable that way), which means that it is not a matter of if, but when it breaks down. I can not imagine the kind of funk a paraplegic would be in if it broke down in a supermarket. Especially considering the level of general apathy among people these days, so it's unlikely that people would jump at the chance to help either.
Originally posted by cdesigns
As a thinker and owner of two motorized wheel chairs (bought them for fun) I can walk fine. I see a failure of the wheel design, its needs to be wider so on uneven ground it will not tilt to the side. tge concept is great but they need to work on larger wheels like the segway and a foot platform like the segway.
Originally posted by violet
Yes breakdowns happen, just like cars. Eventually normal wear and tear takes place.
I do have to say I have been pleasantly surprised by the kindness of others when I've got stuck. People are really nice!
Originally posted by Strainz
The improvement on a wheel chair type device is great but I personally think that a device like the Honda legs or the Japanese HAL would greatly improve someones self-esteem/health and confidence in day to day life.
The HAL Suit