March 27, 2012

Tek Assists Mobility Challenged

Tek RMD has developed a device for those who cannot walk on their own. The Tek carries an individual around upright or in a sitting position. It can be called via remote and the user can strap him/herself in. A joystick is then used for navigation. It will go for about 3 days before needing a charge. Yusuf Akturkoglu, who was paralyzed after a fall 5 years ago, uses the Tek and it made him mobile again. Available in 5 sizes, the Turkish company custom makes them at a cost of ~$15,000.

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at March 27, 2012 11:49 AM
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