Medical Panel Urges FDA Approval Of iBot Wheelchair

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  1. Peter Kline

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    Without sounding like a heartless bastard, I want to say that I wish I had a need for one. It looks pretty cool...especially with a Laptop PC and wireless connection. [​IMG]
     
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    Tell me, with the segway wheels down below, what's the point of having those other two sets of wheels? Seems like unnecessary wheelage to me....
     
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    I fear that it won't benefit too many people who would need it, this contraption has to cost a fortune.
     
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    $29,000 is more like a luxury item. If you or your family is well-off and you become disabled, you're in luck.
     
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    The high price will many times be offset by insurance companies and charities. Eventually it will go down in price as production ramps up.
     
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    Slap some racing stickers on it and a can of nitro and it'll scream!
     
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    Shawn C... I'd really like to see this thing go upstairs, because I just can't picture it. The other sets of wheels are SO high up... and obstacles? it's still only got two wheels on the ground. I'd like to see that tv spot you did. I think it's a great product if it does what it says it does.
     
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    Paul,
    You can download video clips of all the chair's functions (including stair climbing and 2 wheel balancing) at the following address:
    http://www.independencenow-europe.com/ibot/
    Once you see the videos it will be much easier to understand how $29,000 seems like a STEAL for this machine. It reminds me of the Arthur Clarke quote "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
    Watching the iBot in action is really like watching magic. Dean Kamen is a man who I hold in the highest regard.
     

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