It's nice to see Japanese scientists developing technology that can actually help the elderly help themselves for a change, rather than creating more Honda is developing a lightweight walking assistance device that can be worn around the hip and thighs to help ease a person's gait.that ostensibly are designed to but may well have . To wit:
The mechanism works with brushless motors that get their cues from hip angle sensors and commands from the control CPU, according to press release. Being that this is Japan, however--the land that's headed for a--a robot's influence was still key to this invention. Fareastgizmos says that the R&D that went into , Honda's celebrity " ," was used in developing this automated walker.