September 7, 2009

Rodem Assists Mobility Impaired

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The Veda International Robot R&D Center has created this glorified wheelchair to be released within the next year. It is the first device to come out of the new center, which opened in May. At a size of 1220 x 690 x 1170mm, it moves at three different speeds. The bulky looking Rodem (Robot for Enjoying Mobility) is can be "mounted" from behind and has knee and chest rests for a more comfortable ride. It doesn't look all that comfy to us. The chair should have a price of about ¥500,000 to 700,000 (~$6,000.00.)

Via Physorg

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at September 7, 2009 9:10 PM
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