Toyota recently announced exciting new robotic technology aimed at helping get people debilitated by strokes, joint disease, vascular disease, and other chronic conditions moving again. New technological advances by the automaker have the potential to aid patients in many ways, from the hospital to the home.
Take strokes for example. There is substantial data that early mobility helps the brain develop adaptive changes, prevents muscle atrophy, and more.
So in addition to the long-term benefits, this kind of assist technology has other potential benefits for patients.
Given that Japan is one of the world’s most rapidly aging nations, Toyota sees medical technology an important business opportunity.
The company aims to commercialize devices such as its “independent walk assist” device after 2013.
Via dbtmobile, Thibaud Guymard