Medical Robotics

iBOT Climbs Its Way to FDA Approval

Posted 15 Aug 2003 at 03:34 UTC by The Swirling Brain Share This

A Wired Article announces that the FDA has given approval to the iBOT Robo-Wheelchair. The iBOT Mobility System is made by Independence Technology (a Johnson and Johnson company), and is a robotic self-balancing wheelchair that can saftly go up and down stairs, can lift a patient to reach those items on high shelves, and can even four wheel (mud dog?) over rough terrain. Now that the iBot is FDA approved, you may see iBots segue (segway?) into clinics across the country.

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Yes Segway..., posted 20 Aug 2003 at 14:10 UTC by josborn » (Journeyer)

If you recall, the iBot was developed by DEKA Research for Independence Tech. DEKA stands for DEan KAmen, who is responsible for the Segway, which I believe was developed at DEKA. Good ol' Dean "So Rich I've Got My Own Island" Kamen. :-)

Justin

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