When it was first presented by Segway designer Dean Kamen back in the mid-2000’s, the iBOT stair-climbing wheelchair gave more noteworthy vertical autonomy to individuals with incapacities.
In any case, insufficient individuals obviously, as dull deals implied the wheelchair was stopped in 2009. Now Toyota has collaborated with Kamen’s company DEKA to revive the iBOT up for the new era.
What is iBot?
The iBOT is a revolutionary motorized wheelchair with two sets of powered wheels that can be rotated to allow the user to “walk” up and down stairs.
The wheelchair with a sharp blend of gadgets, sensors, and programming, enables clients to ascend from a sitting level to roughly six feet in tallness and travel in this “standing” design and is equipped for going through a wide assortment of territory composes.
“Toyota and DEKA share the same vision of making mobility available to people of every kind of ability,” says Dean Kamen. “We are excited about this new relationship and excited about what it means for making that dream a reality.”
Future Use under Toyota Revolution
The first iBOTs were fabricated and sold through Johnson and Johnson’s Independence Technology division beginning in 2003. It stopped the production in 2009 as a result of ease back deals because of the absence of protection scope for the $24,000 cost.
A portion of the innovation for the iBot can be utilized as a part of Toyota automated gadgets, and there are loads of things Toyota mechanical autonomy is taking a shot at, similar to engines and batteries, that could conceivably be utilized as a part of it later on.