IBOT Stair-Climbing Wheelchair Returns Due To Toyota

Posted: May 23 2016, 6:28am CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

iBOT Stair-Climbing Wheelchair Returns due to Toyota
  • Dean Kamen's Revolutionary Stair-climbing Wheelchair has been re-launched by Toyota to bring the Disabled Community back to Life

It seems that the next generation iBOT will not only facilitate the disabled community but will also help them regain their freedom to live as normal human beings.

Toyota (USA) announces that a new innovation for the disabled community has come on the scene. Dean Kamen, the founder of DEKA Research and Development has always been up to the challenge of inventing innovative machines to keep up with mobility solutions for the disabled community.

It was launched a long time before at $2500 but it did not grab the attention of the people and its delivery was discontinued officially on 2009.

By the year 2016, it was decided that it will be launched again with its innovative machinery. It consists of powered wheels which can even rotate up and down the stairs.

The best thing is that it can raise the user from a sitting level to a standing level i.e. approximately up to a height of 6 feet. It has the capacity to move through both odd and even terrains.

The invention no doubt can prove to be a marvelous contribution to the life of paralyzed people. DEKA and Toyota launched this with a special gesture of helping the disabled community and they are motivated to prolong their partnership with the introduction of the new and innovative technology.

“Our company is very focused on mobility solutions for all people,” said Osamu “Simon” Nagata, executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Toyota Motor North America, who announced the agreement at the Paralyzed Veterans of America’s 70th Annual Convention.

“We realize that it is important to help older adults and people with special needs live well and continue to contribute their talents and experience to the world.”

“Toyota and DEKA share the same vision of making mobility available to people of every kind of ability,” said DEKA founder Dean Kamen. “We are excited about this new relationship and excited about what it means for making that dream a reality.”

The launch of this power wheeled wheelchair was declared on Saturday on their website and we will have to be patient regarding its arrival.

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