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iCandy: Here’s to Your Health

Electronics that restore vocal ability, mobility, and salubrity

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Photo: Yuriko Nakao/Reuters/Landov
Fujita Health University professor Eiichi Saito, whose right leg was paralyzed by polio, demonstrates Toyota’s Independent Walk Assist robot. The robot, which is powered by a set of batteries that Saito is carrying in the backpack, bends his knee and ankle to enable a naturalistic gait. Toyota says that the machine, which was one of several showcased at a 1 November health-care robots event, will be commercially available by 2013.

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back view of man in baseball cap holding controllers for robot arms, which are in silhouette in front of him, just outside of the shadows

Video Friday: Good Behaviors

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