Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The Tread-Walk

The above video shows a walking invention displayed at the Good Design Expo 2010 in Japan. It works very much like a variation of a motorised scooter, in that it transports people around, however, still allows the user to walk on it as if it were a treadmill. Originally designed for groups such as the elderly and the disabled, the beauty of this design is that it would allow the user to integrate efficiently within a walking crowd (in terms of walking pace and rhythm) while still allowing them to have the physical experience of walking.

Another great feature of the design is that although the tread-walk has the ability to continually move forward, its speed can be adjusted according to the speed at which its user is walking, and also responds to certain handle manoeuvres.

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