From Japan, a device that helps disabled kids to move independently

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Devices that help disabled people to get around haven't been updated too much in the past few decades – but we have seen a few innovations in this area such as AMS Mekatronic’s Tek RMD. With this in mind, researchers at the Polytechnic University in Tokyo have developed the Magic Carpet, a machine that enables young children with walking problems to experience moving around independently and become used to the wheelchairs they will eventually need to use. The device consists of a carpeted platform on wheels with intuitive controls that allow the child to move it forwards and backwards or…

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