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Would You Buy One of These?

Postby Guinness Fan » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:19 pm

Just saw the Honda U3-X Personal Mobility Device...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuIJRsAuCHQ

Makes the Segway look bulky...would you buy one?
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Re: Would You Buy One of These?

Postby Gaydudelaf » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:26 pm

Its cool as hell but how expensive would it be? Looks like it would be easier to just walk.
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Re: Would You Buy One of These?

Postby furface » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:35 pm

It's a prototype of a concept. Was never designed/built to be a commercial product. One of the real world applications it's aimed at is self balancing devices for the disabled. That could also be applied to an exoskeleton for troops/workers/disabled folks. I doubt they seriously expect people to use the thing other than as a novelty or a medical assistance thing.
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Re: Would You Buy One of These?

Postby Phoenix6570 » Sat Jan 29, 2011 2:11 pm

I'm not sure if I would buy one of those but its freakin sweet! I can see how that technology could be used to really enhance the experience of things. Just imagine one of those in a planetarium or at an amusement park show. Its really nice because you still have complete use of your arms. I'm sure we'll be seeing many devices like this in the future.
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Re: Would You Buy One of These?

Postby nimby » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:32 am

It doesn't look like either of those ladies have any disability/mobility issues. That gizmo, in one form or another, will hit the open market. Soon you'll see them wisking people to and from the local Jenny Craig office.
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Re: Would You Buy One of These?

Postby glas_scot » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:27 am

Science-wise, that is incredible! I love gadget and would love to have a go of one. For disabilities etc, this is a fantastic product if it is to make it past the prototype stage. However I'm sure if was to go on sale for the public, it would be one of those super cool Xmas gifts that gets used once then never sees daylight again.
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Re: Would You Buy One of These?

Postby DeckApe » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:14 pm

In terms of techincal jiggery-pokery, that is some high-octane cool. But yes, I don't think it's terribly useful. I like to walk... when I actually use my own two feet to get somewhere, I like having the time to think while motating.
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