Toyota shows machines to help sick, elderly move

by Larry Emmott on November 4, 2011

in Future Tech


Eiichi Saitoh, a professor in rehabilitation medicine, demonstrated the “walk assist” device on Tuesday, strapping the computerized metallic brace onto his right leg, which was paralyzed by polio.

He showed reporters at a Toyota facility in Tokyo how the brace could bend at the knee as needed, allowing him to walk more naturally and rise from a chair with greater ease than the walker he now uses. Wearing a backpack-like battery, Saitoh walked up and down a flight of stairs, smiling with delight.

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