Thursday, April 9, 2009

Cyborg Rolls A Little Closer: The Chariot Which Lets Amputees 'Stand Tall And Walk'

It's the way I walk: The Chariot allows a wearer to move in an upright position and carry a briefcase thanks to the hands-free controls

From The Daily Mail:

Amputees and people with difficulty standing could soon move using a ‘wearable transportation device’ that gives the effect of walking.

Exmovere Holdings has unveiled a self-balancing, hands-free concept vehicle called the Chariot, which is controlled by subtle movements of the lower torso and hips.

Sensors inside the cocoon-like shell of the vehicle interpret gentle pressure changes from the wearer’s body to predict their intended motion and carry out the action.

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