Honda unveils "walking assist device"

The clever chaps at Honda have unveiled their second experimental walking assist device.

This is basically designed to help support bodyweight to reduce the load on the user's legs while walking, going up and down stairs, and in a semi-crouching position.

It comprises a seat, frame, and shoes, and the user can put it on by simply wearing the shoes and lifting the seat into position.

But this is one of many designs as the Honda team began research of a walking assist device way back in 1999.

This latest device is now going to be tested at the company's Saitama Factory.

Hit the arrow button above to see it in action.


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