A Japanese airport has taken delivery of several hi-tech 'wheelchairs', allowing airline staff and security guards to patrol the ticket halls and baggage areas in style. Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com Called i-Real, the three-wheeled wonder is described by maker Toyota as a “personal mobility vehicle …
Serendipity at work.
"... integrated social networking system....."
So a sort of FaceBook lard chariot then. They'll sell like hot cakes.
I have an Idea
i Real + Overweight Humans = WallE 2
I thought humans ...
.. had evolved legs to do this sort of thing? Maybe I'm mistaken.....
Saw this on Top Gear a month ago and wondered whether it would actually be produced.
Wouldn't a nice little bmx be a little more eco-friendly and look a little less silly.
seen these on the telly.
These were on the BBC's entertainment^Wfactual show Top Gear last year.
Also ... does anybody remember the Channel 4 drama "Cold Lazarus"? One of the two scripts Dennis Potter completed while terminally unwell? Some of the researchers shown in Cold Lazarus were riding about in their lab in vehicles superficially much like these -- right down to the vehicle reconfiguring itself to change the seat pitch etc for differing speed-based stability requirements.
Fat people floating around in hover chairs, á la WALL-E
Seems they are taking cartoons too seriously in Japan. Besides I want Roo bars!
This chair seems to be built for thin asian women, but the target audience is surely the overweight western security guard.
Walking: It's how thin people stay thin.
Run for teh hillsz, its Davros!
Who's going to be first to turn it into a Davros wagon for the Home Secretary. I mean if we're going to be ruled by power-mad dangerous lunatics, they should at least look like power-mad dangerous lunatics.
Extending the couch into the real world
Has nearly all the advantages of walking, except the possibility of any form of exercise. Ideal.
Isn't this just taken straight from Wall-E? (minus the hover part)
Has nobody watched Pixar's film "Wall-E" ?
Have you seen what happens to the people?
I for one...
...welcome our new Chub Chariots
... iPod, iPhone, iTunes, iGoogle...
... can I please trademark iDespair?!
Why am I seening Daleks
Driving these things around?
a Segway for people who can't handle Segways.