Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Robotic aid to help people walk and lift.

Not so long ago we spoke highly about the Chariot that helps the amputees stand tall, and as if the world has taken to such technology development in a frenzy, we now have robotic aid to help people walk and lift coming from the American Honda Motors. Dubbed the Stride Management Assist and the Bodyweight Support Assist, these prototypes will help the weak-limbed or the elderly walk in a much more assured manner.

An internally integrated computer helps regulate the strides also furnishing consistency in the process. For the ones who find lifting an impossible task, the more extensive Bodyweight Support Assist comes to the rescue. These exoskeleton prototypes will be on display at the Automotive Engineers World Congress in Detroit, and we just hope that Honda comes up with a concrete announcement related to the further development of such desperately required technology. More pictures and a video after the cut.

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