The 'FriWalk' Mobility Walker Adds Health Monitoring and More

By: Michael Hemsworth - Jun 2, 2016
References: gizmag
Mobility walkers are designed to aid those in their twilight years who need a bit of help getting around, but the 'FriWalk' is designed to help make the experience even better for users.

The 'FriWalk' -- standing for Friendly Robot Walker -- is intended to add health monitoring functionality, social media alerts and even navigational feedback. The unit acts like a health tracker with the ability to encourage users to go further, push harder and stay connected to friends and loved ones.

The 'FriWalk' mobility walker is the work of the ACANTO team and is jointly funded by Siemens. The device is currently undergoing extensive testing in Italy, Spain and England to see the market capabilities it could offer.