Honda harness to take the strain out of strolling
'Walk this way'
Honda has developed a wacky walking gadget designed to making walking much less of an effort.
Honda's walking assistance gadget: self-explanatory
Honda said the "walking assistance device" is for “people who are still capable of walking on their own”, but it may also appeal to the elderly, the weak of limb and, yes, the plain lazy. Only for two hours, though - that's the limit of the rig's built-in battery.
Does my bum look big in this?
The strap-on combines angle sensors, CPU-controlled motors to lengthen the user’s stride and ease the effort of walking. There's no word on whether it'll be of any assistance to runners, but we like the idea of hacking the code to create a Steve Austin-style bionic running rig.
We have the power. We have the technology...
Honda’s walking assistance gadget has been in development since 1999. It was created in the same department that developed Asimp, the company's stair-climbing “advanced humanoid robot”.
An auto-strut mode is optional
Wonky walkers will have to side step around Honda sales offices for the time being, though - the manufacturer hasn’t unveiled any plans to release the hardware commercially.
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* Dave Lister: Sometimes I think it's cruel giving machines a personality. My mate Petersen once brought a pair of shoes with artificial intelligence. Smart Shoes, they were called. It was a neat idea. No matter how blind drunk you were, they would always get you home. Then he got ratted one night in Oslo, and woke up the next morning in Burma. See, the shoes got bored just going from his local to the flat. They wanted to see the world, man, y'know? He had a helluva job getting rid of them. No matter who he sold them to, they'd show up again the next day! He tried to shut them out, but they just kicked the door down, y'know?
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