Toyota Looking to Help People Walk Along with Drive

May 29th, 2014 by

Many of you might know that Toyota does a lot more than sell automobiles. In its home base of Japan, they innovate across the board, and one of those areas is in clinical research and development, to make the lives of people easier. Their most recent example is quite cool, and we couldn’t share it with you today.

It’s called the “Walk Training Assist” and “Balance Training Assist.” Each will be sent to 20 medical facilities across Japan, where doctors will evaluate how both can help those who need assistance walking or staying upright due to age, or injury, and make their lives easier, so they can move around. The hope is to use it for people rehabbing to get their muscle memory back, or for permanent mobility.

Either way, it’s an amazing development, but we shouldn’t be surprised. Toyota has been doing stuff like this for years, and in the automotive segment, we see it clearly with the new Toyota lineup at Walser Toyota here in Bloomington, MN.

If you’d like to learn more about the auto innovations, stop in and see us any time as we’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.

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