Tread-Walk is useful personal mobility vehicle for elderly and disabled

The Tread-Walk controlled by movement of the handle is very easy to operate. Being easily maneuvered, it can avoid obstacles and collisions and thus move smoothly in the crowd. Designed for the personal mobility needs of the elderly and the disabled, the Tread-Walk is actually an amplified walking system from Waseda University Tokyo, Japan. The self-driven treadmill lets the user walk naturally on it. For all its glory, the Tread-Walk treadmill detects the walking velocity of the user and amplifies it about 1.5-3 times as the driving velocity, therefore the activity area is expanded by using the Tread-Walk. Therefore, the Tread-Walk doesn’t only realize expansion of the activity area but also strengthens physical ability in the walking movement. A great mobility vehicle for rehab and exercise, the Tread-Walk was on display at the Good Design Expo 2010. Hit the jump for a video demonstration.

treadd walk treadmill
treadd walk treadmill

Via: PinkTentacle

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