Dec 282012
 
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i-Transport was designed with an embedded health monitoring system for tracking blood pressure and breathing conditions

A new generation of intelligent robot with functions of mobility, lifting, and standing for the disabled called “i-Transport,” which can be adjusted to the user’s height and position while taking stuff or talking to others, has been developed by a National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) research team.

The team was led by Fong-Chin Su and Tain-Song Chen, professors from the NCKU Department of BioMedical Engineering (BME).

This novel smart light-weight robot has aroused great attention and been regarded as a great impact on the biomedical innovation when it was displayed at the recent forum hosted by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Taiwan.

“The invention is definitely a boon for the physically challenged people,” said a student who tried out the equipment Dec. 19 at BME, adding that the weight of the device has become much lighter with greater mobility to help with the daily life of the disabled.

Su pointed out that i-Transport was designed with an embedded health monitoring system for tracking blood pressure and breathing conditions, providing the disabled with the basic pride of standing and moving.

I-Transport is a multi-functional carrier which can help adjust the action of lifting, shifting, standing, moving while also serving as a physiological monitor, thus assisting the disabled to move and stand in order to undertake daily chores, as well as fulfill their desire to move around and meet their demand for independence, added Su.

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