Exmovere Holdings, a McLean, VA firm, has recently demonstrated a very unique type of mobility device, the Chariot, that has the potential to revolutionize the powered scooter and wheelchair market. Exmovere has talked about developing this device for a while and many have dismissed it as a whimsical idea, or even a joke, but with the demonstration, it is clear that this is more than just a paper idea.
As you can see in the clip, movement of the device is controlled through subtle movements of the hips and lower torso by sensing pressure changes and weight balance shifting. This is battery operated with a reported top speed of 12 MPH.
Exmovere chief executive David Bychkov stated: “The Chariot represents an exciting path for our company. Whereas our team was originally focused on designing sensor products that monitored signs of life, the Chariot’s sensors are designed to make life more livable.”
The technical details, cost, and timeframe of development of the Chariot have not been clearly laid, out, but we look forward to seeing where this unique project goes.
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Company Profile : Exmovere Holdings
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