zaterdag, november 08, 2008

Assisted walking

Iedereen herinnert zich wel de scènes uit Aliens, waarin Sigourney Weaver een soort van robotpak streep draagbare heftruck aantrekt en daarmee over bovenmenselijke krachten kan beschikken.

Dat is science-fiction, maar wel een voorafspiegeling van waar onze technologie naar toe gaat.

Bij Honda zijn ze al aan het experimenteren met 'assisted walking'. Onderstaand toestel kan je snel aantrekken (of is het 'instappen'?), en het zorgt voor ondersteuning en versterking van je beenspieren.



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tinyilse zei

Ik zie een mooie toekomst in de medische wereld voor dit soort gadgets, denk maar aan bv. hulp bij revalidatie, bejaarden enz.
Enkel nog een motor van Honda eronder en het is compleet :)

Kaatje zei

Ook ik zie een mooie toekomst voor mensen met bewegingsproblemen allerhande. En in mijn dromen zie ik al krukken opzij gezet worden. Het ziet er alleen op dit ogenblik nog niet echt goed hanteerbaar uit (lijkt me ook nog wat zwaar). Maar zeker op te volgen.

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