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The iBot Mobility System

 - Jan 4, 2007   Updated: Apr 14 2011
References: ibotnow & techeblog
Power across sand or gravel, climb stairs or balance at eye level. The iBot Mobility System redefines the capabilities of a wheelchair enabling the disabled.

Implications - The iBOT uses gyroscope technology, which are motion sensors that helps maintain a stable balance. These are controlled via sensors, software components and computers. Once the computer receives a signal from the gyroscopes, the information is then processed to tell the motors how to move the wheels in a stable manner. Best of all, the chair interacts with you. So if you lean forward, it leans with you--lean backwards and it will follow your move. the iBOT also "includes built-in triple redundant backup systems, as well as auditory and visual signals to provide even more safety and assurance," according to the company.