portable vehicle by cocoa motors is ideal for senior citizens
 
portable vehicle by cocoa motors is ideal for senior citizens
aug 10, 2015

portable vehicle by cocoa motors is ideal for senior citizens

portable vehicle by cocoa motors is ideal for senior citizens
all images courtesy cocoa motors

 

 

 

 

 something popular this weekend came from tokyo based company cocoa motorsthe engineers there think walking is to hard work, so they’ve come up with the ‘walkcar’, –  a slim aluminum tablet with four wheels that is controlled by electric motors that can traverse small curbs, light slopes and simple cityscapes. weighing 6.6 pounds, the invention works by simply standing on it to go and can be steering by plainly shifting weight from side to side while riding. the ‘walkcar’ is powered by lithium ion batteries, and can travel 12 km and go up to 10 km/h. charging it takes only three hours, and is a smaller improvement of the popular segway because of its portable size. since it does fit any bag, this would be great for the elderly commuting between subways, buses and trams. cocoa motors ‘walkcar’ plans to start shipping in japan by spring 2016. 

cocoa-motors-walkcar-portable-transporter-designboom-02the aluminum frame houses the lithium ion batteries

 

video courtesy of cocoa motors

 

  • I am 77 and still riding motorcycles. I have COPD, and other breathing problems. With good balance, this looks like a, “MUST HAVE” to me!!! I can’t walk 1 block, with out geting winded, but i could stand on this for miles!!!

    Lewis Kallish
  • I love that the idea came up as a “Tool” for the elderly, which shows young inventors are not forgetting the elders, good job!
    As I began to read more about the Walkcar, I found myself agreeing with some of the Bloggers on this site, where they stated that no elderly person would dare get on this device, for fear of the obvious, FALLING!
    But, after reading more bloggers, I was convinced, this is a GREAT INVENTION!
    Mr. Clinco, above, hit it on the nail….”add to her walker”, that’s exactly how this device should be used, with whatever assistance the person is using to walk right now, this is not a device to PRODUCE walking, but rather ASSIST.
    I think this is a great invention, that…to me at least…is good, but could use a tiny bit more or less of something…what?!
    Great device! Please please put me on the list and please keep me informed.

    Larry Marquez
  • It will be great if my mother adds this to her walker. How do I buy one?

    OtoAbasi Akpantah
  • Interesting to see comments by people who may not be seniors about seniors. I am an active senior, 76 years old in January 2016, and this device looks great. Weight seems appropriate, size is reasonable, speed if controllable seems good, power going up hills makes it useful and ability to assist in moving heavy or bulky object makes it look like a buy. No idea the price and, of course, trying it out in person is a must. But if it works as shown, I’d like to see it.

    Robert A. Clinco
  • This is the greatest invention I have ever seen. I am eager to purchase one. Plese place me on the first waiting list.
    Please email me when available.
    Ben

    Ben Siegel
  • It will be very useful if it can be customised with holding support for handicapped persons to move easily indoors

    Anuradha
  • Make it faster and i would buy that thing 🙂

    Tom
  • excellent i dreamt it ,its happening now ,great when can i buy it

    Eswar
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