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[DPRG] landwalker parts needed

Subject: [DPRG] landwalker parts needed
From: Jon Hylands jon at huv.com
Date: Mon Nov 30 16:07:03 CST 2009

On Mon, 30 Nov 2009 15:16:27 -0600, "Quinones, Jose"
<jquinones at ti.com> wrote:

>Not wanting to be the idiot that comes up with the negativity to ruin any given project, but wouldn?t it be the best way to leave the wheel chair in obsolescence to create an adapter for the Segway? It would be very simple to create some form of harness which would allow people with any given form of leg incapacitation to remain in the standing position while they get (and stay within) the Segway. Then it is a matter of leaning forward and backward, and the motion takes place. 

Its been done already, by (strangely enough) the guy who invented the
Segway (Dean Kamen).

http://www.dekaresearch.com/ibot.shtml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBOT

Later,
Jon


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