According to the Blind Foundation of Quebec, more than one hundred thousand people have a visual impairment at different levels. Two-thirds live in metropolitan areas, their living conditions and their possibilities are limited.
Recognized for its spectacular progress in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence, Japan has quickly embarked on the creation of mobility devices such as exoskeletons. Since Japanese seniors work and live longer than Westerners, a need for support for walking has emerged. In 1999, the company Honda began its research on these medical structures to mobility. This is how the Honda Walking Assist (or Honda Mobility Assistance) is developed thanks to the cooperative control of the human body and its members.
Engineers and programmers who are passionate about robotics have created a new means of travel assistance for the elderly: iBuddy. The first intelligent wheelchair, this robot is designed to help seniors stay independent and stay active while enjoying the benefits of the digital platform. Without a doubt, this innovation will change the way you see support for mobility.