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Robotic Walker is not an ordinary walker

NGO IT – HKCSS Channel      2017/07/20

A mixture of factors including the design, materials and texture of the pathway, etc., would impose different degree of difficulties to the seniors when they manipulate their walking frames.

The “Robotic Walker” electronic walking frame is equipped with a mechanical power assistance system.  It can detect a user’s propulsion, and then generate the suitable additional power to help the user walk safely and naturally.  The Walker will supply appropriate additional power when the user walks on the level ground or goes up a slope, while giving friction when going downhill.  With this Walker, the elders will be able to move around on various pathways in a more stable and safe manner, and they will also be able to go up or down slopes more easily.