Wednesday, 29 May 2013


The Tokyo-based motor company is getting into the walking business.

Honda's new Walking Assist Device will help provide rehabilitation training and physical therapy in Japanese hospitals, as explained in the video above. Honda previously tested the device in seven hospitals, but wants more feedback from hospitals about its performance in real-world situations. That's why it leased 100 Walking Assist Device units throughout the country.

The device, which operates using "cooperative control technology," has been under development since 1999. Hip angle sensors detect motion and move accordingly — which improves coordination of legs lifting and moving. The Walking Assist weighs about 5.7 pounds (or 2.6 kg) and works on flat surfaces both indoors and outdoors, except in the rain. Read more...

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