Friday, November 7, 2008

Honda's robo-legs are the walker of the future

Honda's robo-legs are the walker of the future: "It gets harder to get around when you get old, which is why things like walkers and mart carts exist. But Honda wants to make getting around easier with some fancy new technology, which is why it's introduced some new robo-leg walkers.

While it looks kind of goofy (not to mention uncomfortable on the groin region), it should make people a lot more mobile than something like a walker. It basically assists with the normal walking process rather than just rolling you around or giving you something to lean on, and it's as 'easy to use as a bicycle.' We'll see about that, but it shouldn't be too long before we see the aisles of Wal-Mart full of people shuffling around on robo legs. The future!"