New robot tech makes wheelchairs obsolete

Dune Posted By Dune, Apr 14, 2012 at 6:16 PM

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    Current issue of Popular Mechanics has a Cover article on Bionic Tech. Some very promising research is being done.
     
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    Goose and I were discussing this devise a while ago. The big concern is stability. It has small wheels and can only negotiate a slight bump. If one fell you'd be pretty helpless. Still, in a home with flat floor and no thresholds it could be beneficial.
     
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    The problem with Goose and Maryann's house is too many levels. I don't know what it would take for him to have full access.
     
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    Yes, this seems best for one floor only. I would be nervous going up/down a ramp.
     

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