Karma Medical’s research and development team has designed a new robotic wheelchair that is able to follow the user around.
The iBuddy has been designed so that the user can leave their home with the product following and when they feel they need a rest, the iBuddy transforms into a wheelchair.
This allows the user to have a break while continuing their journey.
Developed by Mobotics Lab, which is Karma’s Taiwanese R&D team, the iBuddy allows the user to access online content and services with smart functions for increased performance and data exchange.
The user controls the iBuddy from either a wristband or from their phone via an app.
In the case of an emergency, the iBuddy can also share the exact location of the user in real time to allow for assistance should it be required.
Dealers will have to wait to get their hands on an iBuddy as it is not yet on sale in the UK. Karma UK hopes to have the equipment in its portfolio in the future.
Mark Duffield, Karma Mobility’s general manager, said: “This is a fantastic example of what the R & D team at Karma in Taiwan are continually developing and we are very excited about having a prototype here in the UK in the future.”