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Changespotting: These robots are here to help

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New robot technology may help the disabled walk again. Photo / Supplied
New robot technology may help the disabled walk again. Photo / Supplied

Four robots developed by Toyota were unveiled recently in Tokyo. Each is designed to provide specialised support for the elderly, the paralysed and the carers involved with their rehabilitation and treatment. The four robots are the Independent Walk Assist, the Walk Training Assist, the Balance Training Assist and the Patient Transfer Assist. Via Innovation News Daily.

Comfort shoe brand Aetrex has teamed up with GTX Corp to create GPS trackable footwear for people with Alzheimer's disease. If someone with the disease becomes lost, family and loved ones can trace the GPS device embedded into the heel of the shoe and track the person's whereabouts. Via Gizmag.

Creating your own home-brew beverages is a trendy, sustainable and enjoyable hobby but it is not one often associated with design. Housewine is a sleek, wooden and glass home-brew kit designed by Sabine Marcelis that could sit proudly on display in your home instead of relegated to a shed in the garden.

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